Fear is the biggest factor stopping you from living your best life. If you don’t have the social circle, the romantic partner or the job you want, it’s likely because you’re scared to go and get it.
Learning to live with anxiety and accept it is hard. Overcoming it and not letting it dictate your life is even harder.
I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. – Oprah Winfrey
Growing up, I had the image that by now, at twenty-seven years old, I’d be a successful writer living in New York City with a cute house, a handsome mate, and a life I wasn’t struggling to adapt to.
Fear: what holds you back, but what ultimately helps you succeed.
The only thing an eating disorder can promise is that cohabitation will result in a miserable life stuck in a negative feedback loop that only you can break free from. And breaking free will be the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.
We woke and breathed and fought. We experienced growth one way or another, without even realizing it. We made it through another day.
Exposing yourself to your weaknesses and fears is the fastest path to growth. It forces you into a flow state. It forces you to quickly adapt or fail. And failing is the fastest path to learning.
Maybe these battles are meant to show us how strong we actually are and that there are hidden blessings all around, even in the storms, if we just look hard enough.
Old souls are sensitive, hyper self-aware, intuitive and, well, experienced. They’ve been through a lot, and that’s what’s made them who they are.