Saturday, June 11, 2011

#Trust30 Day 12: Fear

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Fear by Lachlan Cotter

These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is fear holding you back from living your fullest life and being truly self expressed? Put yourself in the shoes of the you who’s already lived your dream and write out the answers to the following:

Is the insecurity you’re defending worth the dream you’ll never realize? or the love you’ll never venture? or the joy you’ll never feel?

Whether it is worth it or not, my insecurities are real enough and part of the process of realizing dreams is working through those issues so that you CAN fully enjoy, fully realize and fully experience love and joy and success.

If I knew how to drop these demons without the work, I would do it, but I do sometimes wonder if we would appreciate the outcome as much of the path was easy. People don't climb Mt. Everest because it is easy.  Keep climbing. Keep trying.

Will the blunder matter in 10 years? Or 10 weeks? Or 10 days? Or 10 minutes?

Can you be happy being anything less than who you really are?
Nope. And you have to keep working to figure out who that person is and what she wants. Once you do, everything will fall into place.

Now Do. The Thing. You Fear.

(Author: Lachlan Cotter)

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