What Are You Afraid Of?

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What are you afraid of? What’s really keeping you from going after your dreams with full passion? What’s holding you back? What, if eliminated could take you to new heights?

Now that you have come up with a few answers, I want you to ask yourself if this reason is going to matter a week, a month, a year from now.

For instance, if your reason for not chasing your dreams is because you’re scared of what people are going to think about you, ask yourself if this is going to matter twenty years from now, will you still give a hoot about what others think of you? I bet not.

Furthermore, if you’re scared of success or failure, ask yourself if your fear is big enough to keep you from living out your dream life? I bet not.

In addition, is your fear something you should really be afraid of? So many times we are afraid of things that never do manifest. So many people are living in fear which is keeping them from chasing their dreams and the kicker in all of this is what they are afraid of isn’t something one should be afraid of.

You see, the reality of the situation is when you break away from society and look at life for what it really is you begin to notice something.

You realize something that is very liberating.

You realize that you were born alone and you are going to die alone. In between life and death is an opportunity. That’s all life is, an opportunity. An opportunity to do with life whatever you please.

As a result, why would you live in fear? Why would you not do what you are destined to do? Truly think about it. If death is promised to you and it’s going to come either sooner or later, why would you waste another day locked behind the walls of fear?

Do you see how bizarre and irrational this really is? It’s pointless.

I’m not saying the road to success isn’t going to be scary or hard. No, that’s not what I’m saying. Sure, you’re bound to go through things which will test your faith and will probably knock you down to your knees, but WHO CARES. In the end, you’re going to die just like everybody else on this planet. So why would you let fear, doubts, or anything else for that matter keep you from pursuing your dreams?

Fear has no power, unless you give it power.

A life characterized with fear is a wasted one because it keeps one from reaching his/her full potential.

You’re a ticking time bomb. Every new day is bringing you closer to your final destination, your deathbed. As a result, your sole responsibility is to enjoy the ride from beginning to end. From life to death. Enjoy the process. Do what you want. Say what you feel. And be who you want to be.

Don’t let anyone or anything get in between you and your dreams.

Society has conditioned us to be afraid when there’s nothing to be afraid of.

So break out of this notion and become a bird. Extend your wings and fly high. Don’t let worries, stress, or thoughts of falling keep you from spreading your wings and reaching new heights.