Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your greatest obstacle: Fear

Over the past year I've met a lot of new people and have experienced a lot new things and one thing I've learned is how much fear used to play a role in my life. I realized that if you let fear dictate your decisions then it will debilitate every part of your life.

Many of us live our lives out of the fear of the unknown or out of fear of what other people think of us. We're waiting for someone to give us a permission slip that tells us it's OK to follow our dreams. We sit on the bench waiting for the coach to put us in the game.

The unknown is rarely the scary part. Deciding to pursue a idea that no one supports i.e (friends, family, girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse...etc) wasn't scary at all. It's CHANGE that is the scary part. Leaving your home is scary. Walking on a stage is scary. Packing up, taking a leap -- those are the scary things.

Don't try to be fearless or pretend you aren't impacted by fear. Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you.

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