Oh. Mygosh! Fear is such a progress stopper. We can be blazing a beautiful trail and then something scary happens and, not only do we back peddle, but often we just stop. Right there. No more forward motion. .
Fear is a pretty heavy limiting factor. We feel fear when facing change of any kind, it’s uncertainty, and the unknown is scary. Personally, I feel fear in the face of phasing down two full time jobs to one: can I afford the “in between time,” because in this moment I can only build one by cutting back on the other - which, in this cycle, makes it hard to build the one. I feel fear in the uncertainty of this beautiful relationship in my life right now, afraid of how each of our life changes will impact it and tremendous fear of losing it. I have foot stopping fear of the suspension bridges I will have to cross in Nepal...not just foot stopping, but breath and heart stopping fear. I have fear that I will lose sight in my right eye due to my glaucoma. .
But none of this fear is going to stop me. Recognizing the fear helps me to take a step back, look at it, analyze it and in this moment, breathe into it with fresh eyes so that I know what to do. I can be grateful that I get to have these things in my life right now. I have TWO full time jobs whereas many people can’t find one. I get to have this amazing human in my life right now and feel all the feels that come with it, while others don’t know what it feels like to love and be loved in return. I get to stand at the beginning of each of those suspension bridges and look my fear square in the eyes because I’ve worked hard to get here, while others may not ever travel out of their city. I get to worry about losing my sight because I am fortunate enough to be able to see. .
It’s all in the perspective that we take when looking at our fears. We can let them paralyze us, or we can be grateful for WHY we have the fear, change our perspective and carry on in forward motion. Comment below with your fear and how you can change your perspective on it. .
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