My husband and I are looking to make some big life changes. And they scare me a little bit. As I was sharing some of this thought process with a friend, she easily stated, “Ya, but remember we grow through fear”. Well, duh.
Sometimes you need someone else to say something, that you normally teach, say and practice- right back at ya when things are a bit cloudy. Our own perspective can get a bit lost.
When we use our fears, when we face them, we 100% grow, change, develop. Remember the video I did on the fly last week about fear? I shared four ways to overcome fear. Which is important- but let’s analyze what happens when we do face our fears.
First, what are the most common fears? Below is a list of what folks fear the most:
- Fear of death
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of failure
- Fear of what others think
- Fear of not being enough
- Fear of the unknown
- Fear of success
- Fear of not being loved
- Fear of public speaking
Can you find any of your fears listed above? There are a few there for me. Right now I am struggling with fear of failure (for our life change decision).
Here is what I remind myself of. When I tackled things that I was most fearful of- I always, 100%, every time have come out better because of it. Either a better circumstance, or a better perspective.
Cause here is the thing. You are CAPABLE of achieving, changing, succeeding, dreaming, chasing, and being. What stops us- is fear.
Can you look at that list, and pinpoint something that is holding you back? Can you tackle it? Either head on, or bit by bit?
You can. I know you can. And if you do, I promise, you will be a better person because of it.
This week my family and I tried a new recipe from my new favorite recipe book, from Forks over Knives. OH MY GOODNESS. This, the whole family loved. You can find the recipe here. I have been on a 90% plant-based ‘diet’ for several weeks now- and am LOVING it. I can’t believe how great I feel. I ate fairly healthy before, but cutting out animal proteins and fats have been huge. And I am shocked. By the way, I do love a good steak. So I say 90% (or like 95% ha) of the time I will eat plant-based. But I do have fish once a week, and a good steak around once a month or so.
Oh, and wine. Gotta have my wine.