Friday, November 13, 2015

Keep the Faith

I have spoken about change on this blog many times in the past. It's the only constant (that, death & taxes, right?) and, although I don't fight it as vehemently as I once did, I still push back from a place of fear more often that I'd care to admit.

So, WHY is it so scary to pursue our dreams?
WHY is it easier, albeit more painful, to stay STUCK in the quagmire of the situation that no longer (if it ever did) serves us?
WHY does fear sometimes roar louder than faith?

Sadly, I don't have the answers to these questions, but I know that I'm not alone in feeling this way.

It takes tremendous strength & courage to KEEP GOING when fear screams loudest.
It seems so much easier to retreat and let fear list the million and one ways why "this" is not such a good idea, not practical, frivolous, or just plain STUPID.


I have come to believe that fear is a great, big scaredy cat and does NOT have MY best interests in mind. It's simply looking to save it's OWN ass!
I also have come to believe that, those who try to show me how unreasonable and impractical my dreams are, may not be trying to talk me out of pursuing my dreams; they may simply be trying to keep me safe in the best way they know how.
However, ultimately, the decision of how to live my life lies with ME!

I have to turn the volume down on the voices in my head that tell me that I'm "not good enough", or I'm "gonna be an epic failure, so why risk it"?

A very wise man recently told me that, taking a risk can, at the very worst, end up being a bad idea. As long as I'm not doing something to jeopardize my health or hurt someone else, I can bounce back from pretty much anything. 

I'm a pretty tough chick!  ;-)

Instead of letting my fears paralyze me, maybe I would be better of remembering how "crazy" risks I have taken in the past have either (a) led to better things, (b) served as great lessons about what NOT to do, or (c) made for GREAT stories that I have laughed about years later.

So, what would you rather do?
Stay in a situation that make makes you miserable.....OR....take a baby step the other way into the unknown?
Here's a big, fat reality check....(I'm saying this to myself as much as I'm sharing it with you):
You already KNOW how sucky the place you're in now much worse could it be? 
AND....the sucky place will be right there waiting for you if you decide to retrace your steps and come back. That's the thing about sucky places....they don't change!

YOU can!

You deserve a SPECTACULAR life....not one that you merely tolerate.

Why not, at least, turn & face the opposite direction...see if THAT view is any better?
I'm fairly certain that it's a helluva lot better than what you're staring at now....

You got this!!!
(me too!)

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