Have you ever wanted something so badly that you’re afraid to even try? If you’re like me then you have a million things that you want to do with your life. But it feels like every time I gather enough courage to take the first step my mind gets clouded with doubt: What if I fail? What if I fall on my face? What if I look crazy?
The more important question that we should be asking ourselves is “what if I don’t?”
It’s easy to play it safe. To hide behind the walls that we’ve created. To stay in our comfortable nest and never attempt to fly. You will never know how great you can be if you don’t take the first step. And then another. And then another. It may take some time and we may not get it right on the first try but we must try.
Eventually we will learn to fly.
Fear does not look the same for all of us. What terrifies me may be a walk in the park for you. Whatever your fear is, its time that we face it. Pause, acknowledge your feelings, remind yourself you are strong enough, then pick yourself up and start.
We may not always feel that we can do it, but that doesn’t mean it’s true.
I am enough. You are enough. We are enough.
Everything we need for our journey, by the grace of God is already inside of us.
All we have to do is start.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
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