Fear- Trust30 (Day 12)

June 12th, 2011

Fear-

Is fear holding you back from living your fullest life and being truly self expressed? Put yourself in the shoes of the you who’s already lived your dream and write out the answers to the following:
Is the insecurity you’re defending worth the dream you’ll never realize? or the love you’ll never venture? or the joy you’ll never feel?
Will the blunder matter in 10 years? Or 10 weeks? Or 10 days? Or 10 minutes?
Can you be happy being anything less than who you really are?
Now Do. The Thing. You Fear.

For some time I was one of those people who sabotaged herself in pretty much everything I did-  I would doom a relationship before it ever got started, and wouldn’t you know, it would end in me having a broken heart and me telling myself  ‘I told you so’.    It was the same with a gazillion other things-  The things I seemed to want the most were the things that I seemed to sabotage.   Why?    Fear of many things.  I expected the worst in most cases and guess what?  I got it.

Over the years and a lot of research later- I realized that the problem wasn’t others- the problem was ME.  Talk about a painful discovery, but  a long, hard look in the mirror is just what I needed.   It took me a long time to understand what  loving myself was all about- but now I do.    I’m a work in progess, but I try to no longer allow fear to reside in my life.    I’ve realized that the more I do that  I think I can’t do- that I can do far more than I ever imagined.   The sky’s the limit.

These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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