Confused by the internal, doubt filled chatter, you most likely shrank in the face of adversity, hid when you needed to be seen, and kept our mouth shut when your voice needed to be heard.
Fear will have you choose what you believe will keep you safe even when the opposite is true. It will have you believe that you cannot do it , you are wrong, the cost is too high, the path ahead too difficult. Fear will tell you, "Don't even think about it. Stay where you are. It is not the right time to deal with this."
But these are the kinds of lies that keep fear in power and you at a standstill. These are the lies that breed mediocrity and guarantee you and unfulfilled life. These are the lies that you must confront if you are going to bypass a predictable future and leap into an unpredictable yet infinitely beautiful future.
Every time you choose fear, you loose sight of your highest aspirations. You fall prey in being controlled by your history rather than rising to the future that you desire and that you deserve. Fear screams out" Don't lt go! Don't give up your grudges, your anger, your grief, or your excuses!"
To access our courage, we must uncover, accept and embrace our fears.
The only way to embrace our fears is to recognize them for what they are. That is, we need to accept them as misperceptions that have been birthed out of experiences from the past or as part of the challenge of growing.
Take a look at your sacred wounds, the ones that are clothed in fear. There we will find the key to clearing our minds and reviving our warrior hearts. We will find ourselves further along the road to meeting the confidence and courage that will transform our lives.
Debbie Ford - Courage