How many times have you not done something because you let fear consume you? I don't know about you, but in my case, it's more times than I'd like to admit.
Smaller cases include one that I'm dealing with now - I mentioned that I am craving a change with my hair. I want to cut 3-4 inches off and rock a shorter style, but I'm also terrified to commit to it. What if I don't like it? What if I regret it?
Guess what? I have a hair appointment on Wednesday because HAIR GROWS BACK. If I don't like it, at least I can move on because I tried it. I didn't let fear win.
A more significant instance of mine includes switching careers and applying to grad school. What if I don't get in where I want to go? What if I'm not smart enough?
Guess what? I've already submitted 3 applications and I'll be submitting my last one within the next month because I've worked my butt off over the last year to make myself a fabulous candidate for graduate school. If I don't get in, I'll be able to work as an SLPA for a year since I'm getting a second bachelor's degree and then apply again the following year. The world keeps spinning and fear doesn't win.
Fear is constantly trying to creep in and permeate our thoughts, influencing our decisions, attempting to keep us boxed safely in our comfort zones.
But lately I've been all about focusing on keeping a positive mindset and you know what that means? Telling fear to hush. Doing things that scare me a little bit even if that means I don't know the outcome. Because fear doesn't get to make my decisions. Fear doesn't get to rule my life. And it shouldn't get to rule yours either.
Be brave, friends. Take risks. Conquer fear.