Fear to Flow
Why is it that we undermine our own success? The fear not of failure but of following our heart, of leading a life well lived. Zig Ziglar says that FEAR has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise - the choice is yours. The fears we don't face become our limits. They define us, they create boundaries and dictate behaviours. I use the acronym False Evidence Appearing Real. For if you deconstruct most fears, you realise they hold little substance.
It is easy to stay within our comfort zone. It's cozy and secure. As humans we are not meant to be stagnant. We are constantly evolving, adapting and growing. All natural processes that involve change. Not everyone embraces change. The adage, “Be afraid, but then do it anyway,” comes to mind. Be prepared to leave the old and welcome the new for as you conquer fears, new doors and opportunities will arise. Bruce Barton says, Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change. This is the rhythm of life. out of our over confidence, fear; out of our fear clearer vision, fresh hope, and out of hope, progress.
May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. Nelson Mandela