I remember when my little niece was learning to walk. Sometimes I would be so scared she was going to fall and yes, she did fall on many occasions, but that didn’t stop her determination to continue. Now, this is a process we all can relate to because we’ve gone through it and still encounter it in our daily living. It makes me wonder, what if every other desire or goal we ever conceived in our heart was pursued with the same eagerness and doggedness.
Where did all the big crazy dreams and desire to explore go? It seems like we dream the biggest while very little and then growing up changes everything, it’s like suddenly waking up to reality and just wanting to settle for what’s available. From those voices that tell us “hey, come on that’s not possible!” to the very ones we learn to tell ourselves. I have come to the conclusion (my opinion though) that Fear is an attitude we learn from our environment and all we are told to do and not do.
The people who seem to actually live their dreams are those who dare to push through their fears.
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear” – George Adair
This is as much to me as it is to you. I had always wanted to own a blog, write and share my thoughts,…(yep, the list is endless), at some point, I felt like “I am not so good at this”, “What if I fail?” and so I shelved it along with the countless others. I think what’s worse is not trying at all, waking up in ten years time and thinking “what if I had tried?”, “what if I had put in a little effort?”.
“The creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do!”- Orison Marden Swett
So let’s take a decision, you and I, to push aside our fears and all those excuses we give ourselves to not press on. Someone once said “Do it afraid!”, yes that’s the only way to learn and be better. We are in this together and hold each other accountable. Everything you need to get started is right there in you, all that is needed is to fan it to flames. We aren’t always conscious of our abilities until when we push ourselves further than we would ordinarily go. Even if you fail, you’ll be able to sleep better knowing that you gave it a shot.
Live, laugh, be!
So yea, I just started, what’s on your mind? now is the time to start!