You’ve heard the famous saying “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Well, I think both FDR and Jack Canfield had the same idea. It really is true – the only thing holding you back from from pursuing your dreams, going after what you want, taking that next and sometimes scary and risky step is fear. This really holds true to my life right now.
For far too long I’ve been saying that I’m going to go for what I really want, but have never taken the necessary steps and made the needed changes to start along the “path to happiness.” I’ve made many excuses along the way – I’m too old to take such a risk, it will never work out, I’m not talented enough, I’m not smart enough, where would I even start?! I’ve found myself in a place were I had truly starting loosing confidence in my skills, my experiences and ultimately confidence in myself. We all hear time and time again people say “You can do anything if you put your mind to it!” Is that really true? Let me tell you friends, once you start truly doubting yourself it can turn into a seemingly never ending circle of unhappiness if you let it.
I’ve finally ….FINALLY…stopped just watching other people go after their dreams and am finally going to go after mine. I am ready to walk that “path of happiness.” It’s not going to be easy, it’s going to be a lot of hard work and it won’t happen overnight, but it is time. I’ve done a lot of complaining over the years about being unhappy about certain things in my life, but I haven’t done anything about it. That is going to change. Real talk here – this is not going to be an easy journey but will be a journey well worth the time and any struggle.
I don’t mean to be cryptic here, but I promise I will will update you along the way. Even though I’m just starting this journey, I can say that if you are unhappy with something change it; no matter what it is. Life is too short to go through unhappy and is especially too short to be unhappy and do nothing about it out of fear. Stop letting fear hold you back. Stop talking the talk and WALK THE WALK. Do not let fear hold you back. I know that seems scary but it is well worth it.