Thursday, November 20, 2014
Being fearless isn't having no fear; it's moving forward in the company of fear- Cheryl Strayed
Wow. Ain't that the truth. Life is scary. Fear is either a motivator or a road block and we have to choose which one it's going to be. I've personally experienced fear in all of it's ugly forms and I can honestly say, Cheryl hit the mark when she said being fearless means moving forward. She hiked 1,100 miles across the country to overcome her fears and in the process found herself. Most of us make excuses for why we can't do something when in reality it's our fear of actually doing it that keeps us comfortable. You can't accomplish anything worth while without experiencing fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of physical pain, fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of making the wrong decision, fear of fear... Know that being afraid is normal, make peace with that and move forward in the company of fear. Take every opportunity, make tough decisions, feel pain, be uncomfortable, be the person that says "WTF, I'm going for it"...yea, you might fail, but you might succeed and you won't ever know unless you embrace your fear.