Be Afraid And Do It Anyway
I can not agree more with that statement. I have been in conversations with others and they have great ideas and want to try new things but are afraid to execute them. They are afraid of failure. I know the feeling as I go through those same thoughts but in order to get to the next step in life, you have to fight through the fear and do it anyway.
Fear will keep you at the same place every year in your life if you let it. Fear causes you to focus on the “Now Time”. Of course, at the “Now Time” you may not be able to see what you can become or what you can accomplish due to the current situation. Why? The current situation (Now Time) may be chaotic, stressful, or it could even just be comfortable.
Fear causes you to look at your reality as it currently is. This just clouds your judgment and causes you to not give yourself a chance or even hope for that matter that you can change your reality for the better.
Fear will make you think that the “Now Time” is your life and this is just how it is going to be and you need to just accept this. Fear can be very deceiving.
Trust me, I have lived in fear and thought those same thoughts but one day I look at fear and told it that I was not giving it anymore power over my life. Years were going to pass by and fear was just going to keep me stuck at the “Now Time”. Nothing was going to change if I stayed in the “Now Time.”
I had to make some moves. So, I told fear that I was going to accomplish my goals and either it was going to catch a ride or fall back. Either way I was not stopping. You know what it did, it caught a ride lol. But you know what, that was just fine with me. I acknowledge it was there and kept moving.
When things got tough, fear was still there but it had an accomplice called excuses with it. But you know what, both of their powers combined were not strong enough to stop me. You know why. It was because I was aware of them. Since I kept going, that is when that indescribable strength inside me was activated. You see, I already had the powerful tool to make it through when I created action steps toward my goals. It will be the same for you too. We all have it. We just got to participate in actions that will activate that indescribable strength.
Each step I took was causing me to fight through the fear and excuses. Each step I took inched me farther from the power of fear and excuses. Each step I took inched me to a stronger person. Each step I took inched me a little closer to my goal. The power of fear that was once there was no longer controlling my life. I kept my eye on the end result and I was not stopping until I reached it.
While writing this post, I began to think of many times over the years that I was scared out of my mind about making certain moves but did them anyway. I will share just a few. I don’t want this post to get to long.
When I went back to school as a nontraditional student, I was scared as could be. I was afraid of how I was going to balance being a wife, mother, employee, and student.
Questions such as-Was I going to be able to do all of the commuting that it would require since we stayed over one hour and twenty minutes one way? Was I going to be able to finished what I started? Was I going to have the time?
Was I ready for the un comfortability I was going to experience? Throughout my educational journey, there were stumbling blocks, hiccups, trials, etc. But that would need a post by itself lol
When I changed to a higher position at my last job, I was scared as could be. I was used to the previous position and I was comfortable. Do I ready want to go through learning a new job? Was I going to be able to fulfill my new duties successfully? How will the new area that I would be working for be? Am I ready for this?
When we moved about 13 hours away from the state that we have stayed in all of our lives from family to a place I had never visited before and didn’t know a soul there, I was VERY scared. Are we ready for this type of move? Will my family of six adjust? What will it be like? Will we like it?
When I started this blog, I was soo scared. I could hear questions in my mind such as-Is my writing good enough? Will anyone want to read it? Will I make a difference?
But you know what, I was VERY AFRAID and I went forward anyway. If I had listen to fear, I would have chicken out and still be wondering or beating myself up because I didn’t at least give it a try. If you want things to change in your life, you have to do something different. You have to do different actions than what you were doing.
When you take action towards what you want to do, that fear that seems so powerful at one point is weaken. So, I wrote out steps to complete each goal above and went for it. I made sure to not let excuses (can be known as stumbling blocks) deter me because they will show up with fear. I acknowledge the fear and fought through it. Each time I decided to fight through fear, the power of the fear decreased and I was removed from my comfort zone which made me become stronger and stronger to tackle the next goal in my life.
I am not the same person that I was before I accomplished any the goals above, but if I had let fear stop me in the beginning, the person that I am today would not exist. Every time you accomplished a goal, you improve yourself as a person. I am more knowledgeable, confident & willing to try new things (positive).
Do I still struggle with fear? Of course. But by being mindful of its goals, its power is weaken.
It is OK to be afraid but don’t let it stop you. Fight through it. You are so worth the fight.
Get excited about the person you will become after it is done.
I know many can relate. What are some times in your life where you did not let fear stop you from moving forward? I would love feedback.
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