Inspiration for your morning 30/11/13 – Don’t let fear define you

30/11/13

 

Fear is a natural human instinct that has helped to ensure our survival. In this sense, it serves a vital purpose. 

In terms of changing your life and realizing your dreams, however, fear paralyzes people. Fear stops people before they even start. Just the thought of change, the thought of the unknown, sparks fear. 

You cannot live in fear of the unknown or your world will never, ever evolve and prosper. In fact, it will probably become more narrow and limited with time. This is because change is the only constant. So as things on the edge of your comfort zone change and become too unfamiliar to you, you end up pulling back the radius of your comfort zone.

Life is too short and magnificent to fear the unknown. Replace your fear with curiosity. In almost every instance, you fear something simply because it is foreign to you.

But if you hold steadfast and embrace the unknown then you usually find that it wasn’t so scary after all. You retrospectively wonder what you were so worried about in the first place. 

Don’t let fear paralyze you. Don’t let it dictate the direction and breadth of your life. Don’t let it rob of you of new, rich experiences. Don’t let it define you. 

Be curious. Be willing to be vulnerable. Be willing to be wrong or look stupid. In the end all you are going to have are memories and experience. Don’t allow one single emotion to limit the endless possibilities you otherwise have…