“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” – Suzy Kassem
A couple of days ago I wrote about living a life of fear disguised as practicality. I realized that I had been allowing fear to keep me from doing what I really wanted to do in life.
There is a school of thought that says to keep your dreams/plans to yourself and just let you results speak for themselves. This theory lends itself to the fact that the “dream stealers” will try and talk you out of what you want or that the naysayers will disparage you to the point of giving up all together. I have allowed this theory to keep me stuck. I kept my goals to myself out of fear. It also allowed me to “save face” if I didn’t achieve them.
I now prefer to subscribe to the theory that sharing my goals by stating them out loud allows those who support me to come flooding into my life. Proclaiming that which I desire brings it into my reality. I believe that words have power. I also believe that what you speak about you become. This doesn’t mean that I don’t have fear or doubt from time to time. To the contrary, I believe that pushing past the fear is critical to achieving my stated goals. I have talked myself out of doing what I want more times than I care to admit. I’ve learned that the achievement of the goal isn’t the only prize. The bigger prize is who I become along the way.
I want to return to this girl. This was me 5 years ago, focused on my health and wellness. Missing a workout was out of the question. I have allowed myself to slip into a thick soup of excuses anchored in fear. It’s time to cast off the chains that bind and claim my victory.
I will be in the best shape of my life for my 46th birthday on July 30, 2018.
What has fear been keeping you from achieving?
Culture must be created, grown, and sustained by design over the long term. Cindy is a Culture Transformation Specialist for corporations. She uses a restorative process called A.I.R.R. to elevate your company culture and bring integration between your leadership, vision, culture, and team members to enhance overall performance.