The ability to feel is part of what makes us truly human, but there is nothing more crippling in life than being a slave to your emotions. Oftentimes, the power and control we give these emotions take a heavy toll on our choices and actions.
When we allow unwanted feelings such as fear and anxiety cloud our judgement, it demoralizes our faith and confidence in ourselves to essentially reach our full potential, live our best lives, and turn our dreams into reality.
Living in a time of unceasing change, we are further challenged and compelled to grow, thrive, and conquer our inhibitions in able to survive. Our goals get bigger, expectations become higher, and the pressure we put on ourselves to achieve our aspirations in life gets exceptionally overwhelming.
It’s absolutely part of the process to feel frightened and nervous when it comes to pursuing our dreams. There’s nothing more terrifying than the uncertainty of not knowing what lies ahead and the possibility of becoming a failure.
After all, we’re only human and we are completely entitled to our own feelings. But, if we let the weight of the world always get the best of us, we’ll deprive ourselves the opportunity to realize our true potential.
We excessively listen to the voice inside our head that does nothing but belittle and demean ourselves into thinking that we are not worthy and deserving of the things that give us purpose. Hence, we end up retreating back to safety before we could even take the first step on the path to success.
Not a lot of people could look back on their lives with utter joy, simply because they let their fears and reservations take over them instead of embracing the risks that came along with venturing into the unknown. So, they wind up living a life full of regrets, disappointments, and resentments – a life without substance.
None of the successful people you look up to surrendered to their downfalls. In fact, they used it as the driving force to rebuild themselves and bring their dreams to life.
It’s disheartening to see a person with so much potential settle for mediocrity, most especially the people who waste their youth being stuck in their comfort zone.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to fail, to be defeated, and to do it all over again. All you need to do is try.
Never deprive yourself the chance to experience what you’ve always wanted to do in life – live on your own, move to another country, excel in school, chase after your dream job, learn a different language, hone your passions, go on a solo adventure. The mind is a powerful thing; anything your mind can conceive, it can achieve.
Our achievements wouldn’t be as remarkable if it weren’t for the setbacks and challenges that helped us get there. It’s never too late to change the course of your life; you could be over 70 and find yourself starting over again. And that’s okay, because people are capable and deserving of becoming the person they’re meant to be at any point in their lives.
Be the master of your emotions – let go of negativity, accept your shortcomings, and live larger than life. Break the walls you’ve built around yourself. Everything you’ve ever dreamed of is on the other side of your fears.