What are you afraid of?
Are you afraid that you might prove the inner voice of fear wrong and frighten yourself by succeeding?
There is nothing to fear in your pursuits, but everything to gain.
If you pause to listen to the silence within, there is teeny-weeny voice that nudges you in the direction to take in your aspirations and then there is also the other louder voice in the cacophony of voices telling you not to do it.
That loud voice saying not to do it is the voice of fear and it is just our self-imposed limitations. How do you know?
Strip it of all make-up and take a hard look. There is most probably no substance to its cacophony. Everyone has this voice of fear. The only difference in each person is how strong or how weak the voices within them are.
The strength of the voice depends on how fat we have been feeding the crouching, loud monster.
If we have been giving in to all its wimpy excuses, reasoning and rationalizing, it sucks up all our energy, festers and grows fatter than anything, that it would eventually dominate the poor weak voice of Will who is suffering from the malnutrition of our thoughts.
When we refuse and fail to feed our fear, it starves to death. It simply shrivels. Fear does not require so much to balloon out of proportion. Just a little pampering and even though he might look like a stumpy dwarf, he becomes a dominant giant.
I have chosen to see fear – please note that there is a difference between danger from a real situation that can be grievously harmful and worthless fear of progress which emanates from our minds – in a positive light and not in a negative connotation.
I choose to see my fear of anything that I aspire to, as a weak link that needs to be strengthened.
I choose to see fear as the choice that I can make. It’s growth is dependent on me, so it is quite unfortunate for it. My Will is simply going to grow into that of a Giants.
What about you? Are you ready to starve your fears and feed your will to wade forward?
I shall leave you with these quotes:
‘When fear comes knocking at your door, send faith to answer.’ Joyce Meyer
‘Fight your fears and you will be in a battle forever. Face your fears and you will be free forever.’ Lucas Jonkman.
‘Everything you want is on the other side of fear.’ Jack Canfield.
A while ago Perfect The Days, invited me to participate in a quote challenge but my posting calendar has been full. So here it is. I thank you for inviting me to partake in the 3 days 3 quotes challenge.
I would like to nominate the following bloggers to participate in the quote challenge. No pressure at all. I know how inundating things can get on a daily basis.
The rules are:
- Post 3 Quotes on 3 consecutive days.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 3 other bloggers on each day of challenge.
Carlos of Thoughts of a train wrecked pineapple.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha