“Always do what you are afraid to do.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to conquer your fear, you must do what you think you cannot do. You must face your fears. But just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do it.
If you want to conquer your fears, don’t feed them, starve them. According to Steve Maraboli, Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.” It is okay to be afraid of something. But don’t let fear stop you from doing your own thing. Don’t let fear stop you from pursuing your dreams.
What are you really afraid of? Failure? Success? Responsibility? Death? Growth? Living? Your past?
We all have fear. But whatever you fear, to conquer it, you must face it. You must do what you are afraid to do.
Steve Maraboli writes, “Your life is a reflection of many choices you have made at the innumerable amount of choice-points you’ve crossed.” Life is about choices. Don’t worry about the bad choices you have made in the past. You can’t change the past, but you can change your future. You can change your future by paying attention to what you are doing right now. What you are doing right now is shaping your future.
You can change your life today. Don’t let your bad choices hold you back. Don’t let your past mistakes hold you back. If you want to change your life, you must change yourself. You can change your life by taking advantage of the opportunities around you. “Don’t sleepwalk through your life”. If you delay yourself, the opportunity will not be there for you. If you want to catch it, you must wake up. You must not sleepwalk through life.
Once you have made up your mind to pursue something, don’t think too much about it. Because if you spend your entire life thinking about it, you will cripple yourself. Once you know what you want for yourself, for your life, for your family, then make your decision and then do it. Don’t wait. Don’t wait for the perfect time to do something. There is no such thing as a perfect time. If you want to do something, if you really mean it, do it today.
If you want to get something done in your life, you have got to do it yourself. You have got to follow your path. You have got to do your own thing. Allen Ginsberg said, “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” If you wait for someone else to do it for you, you are going to wait forever. Make up your mind for yourself. And you will get what you want.
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