“The value of your decisions depends upon the courage you have to make them.” ~ Napoleon Hill.
When we decide to say YES to create our ideal life, there’s a part of us that is very excited and eager….and there’s another part of us that rises up and says, “Yeah right. That’s not going to happen!” or that voice may say “Well, HOW are you going to do that? You’ve never done that before!” Or it may say “Who do you think you are? You don’t have what it takes.” And the every so popular…”You don’t have the (_______) for that, it’s too (______).”
What is that voice? Where does it come from?
That’s the voice of fear. It’s the part of you that wants things to stay status quo. And often fear will disguise itself as practicality so it is difficult to recognize.
Fear won’t say, I’m here to kill your dreams. It’s too smart for that. It will say, I’m here to keep you safe. I’m here to make sure you never have to experience that level of pain again. I’m here to make sure your kids are taken care of. I’m here to make sure you don’t get embarrassed. It’s the part of you that asks “What if you fail?”
Okay, so what IF you fail?
Do you realize that every one of us who can walk has had at least ONE failure in life?
When we were babies we all started out as non-walkers. And as a non-walker, you saw people around you walking on their hind legs, and you wanted that level freedom for yourself. You wanted to be upright and to not be floor bound. And so you rose up and you tried taking a few steps, and what happened?
You fell down. But, what did you do next? You got back up and kept going. You got more confident and you took more steps until finally you become an excellent walker.
When we become adults though, we often stop trying again after we fall down in situations. Sometimes we don’t even want to try something to begin with because we fear we might fall down since we fell down doing something else in the past and now we’re scared.
But it’s the process of repeatedly trying, falling down and rising back up anyway that achieves dreams.
We MUST befriend our fear and give ourselves the permission to try even if we might fail so we can go on to succeed. We are meant for more, we’re meant to move forward, embrace change, explore our possibilities and really be ALIVE in the adventure that is life.