Self-care

Your Dreams Lie Beyond Your Fears

The last two weeks have been difficult. I don’t deal with people who lack responsibility and people who take advantage of my time. But, if it did nothing else, it reinforced the standing in my mind that I need to speak out and hold people accountable for what they say they are going to do.

Many times, I have acted, or rather not acted, out of fear: fear that people won’t like me, fear that I could get written up at work or fired, fear that I will offend a friend or relative, fear that people just won’t understand me or my frustrations.

BUT

when I use my fear to determine my actions, I am lacking a personal responsibility to stand up for myself and what I want or expect.

When I look at fear in this way, I feel silly.

I have a fear about how companies will react when I tell them the story behind why I can’t pay our medical deductibles. This week, however, I pulled up my big girl panties, took a deep breath, and explained our situation to a couple of companies that called to collect their payment. I heard the gasps in the background of the people who listened, made notes, and understood.

I have a fear that my writing will offend people or be misunderstood, but the more I write, the more I am finding my voice and my audience. (To those of you who are my audience, thank you for reading.)

I have a fear . . .

I have a fear . . .

I stand up to you, fear. I will tear you down and be a better person for it.

BECAUSE

Everything I’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.


Thanks for reading.

AND

As you move through your day-to-day activities and responsibilities, please remember to

Live Life –

Keep Things Simple –

Look for the Positive –

AND

Smile.

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