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It never ceases to amaze me, life continually puts you into situations that challenge and change you. It is also eye-opening that I continue to be surprised by this.  Yet here I am looking at what I want to create, standing on the precipice of going for it and tentatively cringing. It is not rare, I think, for me to feel this way. When you look at the majority of people, they have put their real goals and dreams aside to accept the rut of consistency and security that life is providing.  Safe is the choice, chance is dreamed of but not acted upon. Today I am looking to act and am encouraging you to come with me.

See Your Fear

We should be good friends with fear by now in life, it has been a constant companion since early on. How we have reacted to it has changed through our life, but still it is always there knocking at the door of your thoughts with those two little limiting words……………What if?

I could attempt my dream but what if……….

….it doesn’t work?

……….I fail?

……………………I look stupid?

…………………………..the world laughs at me?

…………………………………………….I am not good enough?  etc., etc., etc.

These are the seeds of doubt, driven by fear that paralyze us into taking no action at all toward what we want to be.  The only difference between those who achieve their dreams and those who do not is a willingness to take that action and see what happens.

These are the seeds of doubt, driven by fear that paralyze us into taking no action at all toward what we want to be.  The only difference between those who achieve their dreams and those who do not is a willingness to take that action and see what happens.

If it doesn’t work? You will gain experience and knowledge to allow it to work the next time.  If you fail, then you learn and know and there

If you fail, then you learn and know and there is a joy and freedom in the trying. If you look stupid? that is a judgment and trying to better yourself and reach your dreams is never stupid. It would be stupid to not grow the talent inside of you and see what it can do. What if the world laughs? The world won’t laugh, the world will continue to exist, much as it did before, with the simple exception that someone living there has provided their own unique contribution and now it is a slightly better place. What if you are not good enough?  A leftover doubt from childhood probably and time to get rid of this fear. Why wouldn’t you be good enough? If you can conceive of a thing then you can create that thing. If it isn’t accepted by others then that is their problem, the beauty of the creating isn’t any less.

If you look stupid? that is a judgment and trying to better yourself and reach your dreams is never stupid. It would be stupid to not grow the talent inside of you and see what it can do. What if the world laughs? The world won’t laugh, the world will continue to exist, much as it did before, with the simple exception that someone living there has provided their own unique contribution and now it is a slightly better place. What if you are not good enough?  A leftover doubt from childhood probably and time to get rid of this fear. Why wouldn’t you be good enough? If you can conceive of a thing then you can create that thing. If it isn’t accepted by others then that is their problem, the beauty of the creating isn’t any less.

What if the world laughs? The world won’t laugh, the world will continue to exist, much as it did before, with the simple exception that someone living there has provided their own unique contribution and now it is a slightly better place. What if you are not good enough?  A leftover doubt from childhood probably and time to get rid of this fear. Why wouldn’t you be good enough? If you can conceive of a thing then you can create that thing. If it isn’t accepted by others then that is their problem, the beauty of the creating isn’t any less.

What if you are not good enough?  A leftover doubt from childhood probably and time to get rid of this fear. Why wouldn’t you be good enough? If you can conceive of a thing then you can create that thing. If it isn’t accepted by others then that is their problem, the beauty of the creating isn’t any less.

So on this thoughtful Thursday, lets make a choice to evaluate who we are, see where we would like to be on a personal, financial, physical, and spiritual level and then be brave enough to take those first tenative steps toward those goals.

The only way to know if you can cross that high wire is to take your first, small, tentative steps and see if you make it to the other side.

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