Too many people spend their lives in fear. The terrible “what ifs” plague our days. What if I lose my job? What if the love of my life leaves me? Several years ago my worst fears came true. I was worrying about losing my job and I got laid off. I worried about what I would do next and I got a new job and hated it so much that I quit. I walked out to my car thinking I would burst into tears (because what was I going to do? How would I pay my bills?). Instead, I felt alive. I felt inspired. I felt free. I finally realized that the worst is never the worst. My life opened up to something new and amazing (and I’ve never been happier). It’s the fear that ruins everything.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” - Frank Herbert
Don’t be the person who worries about everything. I can promise you that even if your fears did come true (and they most likely won’t) you would deal with it (and deal with it well). Sometimes I think we fear things because they make us feel alive. I challenge you to convert that fear into trust and excitement. Be excited by the unknown. Trust yourself that you will deal with every situation as it comes. Know that you can never truly be in control. Let yourself live and the path will become clear as you go.