Life is precious, and it’s what you do with it that keeps you alive on the inside. It’s not enough just to live and take that gift for granted. Each one of us has fears, but the more we work to overcome them, the more we are able to enjoy our lives. Fear varies by perspective or experience. The thing is, if you’re living your life in fear, then you’re just not living.
I believe that life is a prize. But to live doesn’t mean you’re alive. Try to face one of your fears today.
Observe yourself when you feel fear or anger. Focus on the feeling. Don’t focus on what’s caused it. Not the stimulus, the stimulation. Most strong reactions we feel are reactions to the past, not the present. (If it’s hysterical it’s historical).
We will be more effective when we move beyond unconscious programming and respond from a place of peace. We will be at PEACE sooner when we deal with information not inflammation.
You have one life. Don’t spend it scrolling through everyone else’s life. Don’t spend it wishing you had someone else’s life. Don’t spend it comparing it to someone else’s life. Don’t spend it competing with someone else’s life. Don’t spend it talking about someone else’s life. Don’t spend it recounting your mistakes. Don’t spend it rehearsing your failures. Don’t spend it focusing on your limitations. Don’t spend it living in regret. Don’t spend it paralyzed by fear. Don’t spend it listening to the naysayers. Don’t spend it living purposelessly. You have one life. Live it.
People settle because they’re afraid something better won’t come along. They fear they aren’t good enough. You are worth exactly what you want in life, but you have to believe it or you won’t attract something better.
Take a moment to realize your worth. Don’t ever settle.
Put everything on the line for your dreams. Gamble high, go all in. There’s no playing it safe when it comes to this. There’s no fear. If you’re going to do something, risk it all. Let everyone know what you’re doing, leave nothing in the safety net. It’s going to be scary, you’re going to feel uncomfortable and that’s normal. But don’t be so afraid to try something and be all about it. You have to do what you’re passionate about.
(This Avatar: The way of water trailer got nothing to do with the post above. I remember i saw the first Avatar movie with 12 of my engineering school friends. Happy to see this series getting a major reboot.)
Fears stop you from all things possible. Don’t let fear get in the way of anything, especially your dreams. Did you know that FEAR is actually an acronym that stands for False Evidence Appearing Real? In other words, your fears are not real because they’re not actually happening they’re based on things that haven’t happened yet and therefore don’t exist.
Replace a fear with a wish or a dream for your life and choose to focus on that instead.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. -LES BROWN.
Your anger? It’s telling you where you feel powerless. Your anxiety? It’s telling you that something in your life is off balance. Your fear? It’s telling you what you care about. Your apathy? It’s telling you where you’re overextended and burnt out.
Your feelings aren’t random, they are messengers. And if you want to get anywhere, you need to be able to let them speak to you, and tell you what you really need.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. Adults seeking advice from elementary school kids on how to cope up with life, literally the world is losing it’s sense of balance. Thinking of kids, this is more than cute in my eyes. I asked my friend Frank’s 20 month old nephew what he wants to eat when we were in supermarket. He replied; “EVERYTHING IN THAT” while pointing his finger to the ice cream freezer. Why can’t adults be this simple as kids!! LIFE IS FUN, LET IT BE.)
The more energy you spend living your dreams, the more that energy will spread to other people. Your courage to live your dreams will give people courage, inspiration, and freedom to start living out their own dreams. You’re a living example of what some people feel is impossible. There’s no greater gift you could give someone like that.
If you’re feeling fearful or uninspired about your dreams, spend time with a friend who is motivated and draw inspiration when needed. When you do your best and live out your dreams, you inspire others to do the same.