Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of opening up to people… there are a ton of things one can fear and from my experience, most people have something they fear. It is when you let whatever fear or fears you may have become the sole driver and decision maker in your life, that it becomes, well, unhealthy.
I definitely have let my own personal fears take the drivers seat in my life at times. It was during those instances that I was unable to accept certain things; whether it be, my situation or my emotions or even myself. I can admit now, upon looking back, I basically said to my fear, “Here ya go. Let me know if you need anything else.” Today, I am glad that I can look back on my life and be thankful for those times because I know, it led me to be the person I am now. It makes me feel good and gives me a sense of strength, that even though I may have handed fear the reigns, I somehow got sick of letting it be my life’s leader. I became strong enough to not let it continue driving my life. What I have learned is letting go of fear is not easy. It can be a process for some (it was for me). It can also be down right scary, which seems ironic that one can be fearful of letting go of their fear. Ha.
So in short, today, I wish to make my mantra this…
I accept my self for who I am. I love myself for who I am. I acknowledge my mistakes and my flaws but I choose to no longer see them as weak. Just because I have weaknesses, does not mean I am a weak person. I will not let my fears take me down a path that I do not wish to go. I will no longer let my fear of what may or may not happen in the future, keep me from living the best life possible!
Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog post today.