Monday, March 14, 2016

Fear of… what exactly?

Scrolling through Facebook today, I saw a video on a social experiment that asked random New Yorkers to write down their biggest regrets. Interestingly enough, they were all centered around not doing something.
I think we can all relate. It’s a sad fact that potential is often squashed by paralyzing fear. Fear calls us to be still and wait for the moment to pass--- for our more practical selves to return, instead of calling us to take action, to go out on a limb, to listen to our bravest self, the self that yells and screams “just go for it”. Fear of failure, mistakes, the unknown, etcetera as we’d say in the south, is hogwash. It’s nonsense.
The reality is that failure, the unknown, getting hurt is all inevitable. The real decision, and question we must ask ourselves is whether we’re going to live courageously or cowardly.
I for one, want to be a lion.

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