I have a confession to make. This is something that we often feel, but seldom say. It is an inevitable part of life and something that can be our greatest motivator or our greatest hindrance.
I am afraid.
I am moving out on Friday and whilst crunching financial figures and assessing the rest of my life, everything is overwhelming.
The adult world seems daunting. Until now, I have been able to lean on my parents for love and support. Now I have to chase it using my own two feet.
Thoughts encircle my head, weighing down my consciousness, feelings and, in turn, governing my actions.
What if I fail? What if I go broke? What if I can’t manage or cope? What if something bad happens?
I am afraid of it all.
However, inevitably, it is our choice to pursue a solitary path. One leads into a gloomy shadowed forest like something out of Lemony Snicket, while the other offers sunshine and rabbits, haphazardly prancing around lively shrubbery.
Feelings of insecurity are normal and should be welcomed. They possess the key to growth and, if we allow, can push us to the next phase of our lives. However, it can also paralyze us, until time itself eventually takes us.
The choice is ours.
Day-to-day, month-to-month and year-to-year, we are confronted with situations in which fear can take a firm grasp.
Maybe you want to start a business, but the fear of failure is overwhelming. Maybe you want to ask that person out, but you’re afraid of rejection. Maybe you want to quit your job, but you’re scared of the uncertain future.
I have realized in my short life that the feelings of fear, insecurity and uncertainty serve only one purpose – to push you, to challenge you and, inevitably, to grow you into the stronger version of yourself, mentally and physically.
When I am faced with a challenge, I have to take the leap – within sound reason.
The fear of failure, rejection and uncertainty pales in comparison when pondering the dreaded ‘what-if?’
Absolutely nothing can come from ‘what-if?’ There is no tangible answer to this question.
“You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
No matter how bad the outcome, know at the very least, you will still be alive.
Today and everyday, I implore you to face your demons, your fears, your uncertainties, and all the judgmental onlookers.
Face your challenges, hold your head high, and pursue the strongest version of yourself. Limit the possibility of asking ‘what-if’ because those dreaded words will eat you up from the inside, out.
I’ve acknowledged these feelings within myself. But, it feels relieving to finalize verbalize it. A sense of ease floods into my being when I put it out to the masses.
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Today, my dear readers, you have helped me. From the deepest and warmest portion of my heart, thank you.
Till next time,
Be bold, be free, and love on.