If You Want To Grow, You Must Do What You Are Scared Of Doing

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Before you tell yourself what you can do, before you tell yourself what you can’t do, try it. Don’t just walk away. Don’t just give it up. Because you don’t even know what you can do. We think we know what we are good at, but we don’t.

When you are asked to do something, to learn something, don’t just say, “I can’t do it.” Because you don’t even know anything about what you are rejecting. The best thing to do is to think about it, study it. Don’t be scared. You can it. You can do it if you face it.

Yes, you can do it if you face it. Sometimes what we think we are not good at is really what we can do really well. Whatever it is that is chasing you, you must embrace it. Don’t ignore your opportunity to move to the next level. The things you don’t want to do are the things that can change your life. Why not do them?

Your life depends upon what you are doing right now. If you want to live a better life, a happier life, you must do what you are scared of doing. Do you have the courage to do it?

How Do You Treat This Moment?

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All you have is this moment. No matter where you have been, what you done for yourself, where you are, where you are going, one thing is clear: Everything is happening in your life right now. All you have is now. All you will ever have is now. Why are you not enjoying it?

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them…”- Michel de Montaigne

Because we live in the past, not in the present. We don’t live in the moment. We live in the future. We think where we are going is better than where we are. But the opposite is true. If you we have the courage to focus on where we are, we will do better in the future. Most people waste their lives by living in the past. No matter what may have happened to you in the past, don’t relive it. It is in the past. You are no longer living in the past. You are living in the present. Since living in the present is the only way forward, why not love it, why not live it, why not embrace it?

Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will…”– Michel de Montaigne

If you want to go forward in your life, you must live in the moment. This moment is important. Don’t waste it. Live it. Enjoy it. Be thankful for having it. Philosopher Eckhart Tolle writes, “This one moment, now, is the only thing you can never escape from. The one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens. No matter how much your life changes. One thing is certain. It’s always now. Since there is no escape from the now, why not welcome it, become friendly with it.” The moment is always there. We live it everyday. So if we want to make it better, if we want to enjoy the moment, we must pay attention to it.