Fear is a weird thing. It plays a huge role in our lives. Huge.
How many dreams have you never bothered with because you’re afraid you’ll discover you can’t achieve them?
How many times have you tried to put yourself out there and deliver a message from the bottom of your heart, only to abort halfway through because–what if it will be taken wrong and people will be mad at you?
How many times have you regretfully said yes to things you didn’t want to do because you were afraid of the backlash if you said no?
And how many exciting opportunities have you said no to because you were afraid of what would happen if it didn’t go perfectly?
How many hours have you spent distracting yourself and keeping busy because you’re afraid of what you’ll really find in the inner corners of your mind and heart if it were quiet enough for you to really listen?
And take a guess at how many blog posts I’ve scrapped because I’m afraid people will take them wrong, think I’m ignorant, or consider my opinions inappropriate.
What if we tried doing scary things more often? I’ve been working hard on that this year. It’s scary. But it’s freeing.
Be brave! And remember that being brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. Being scared is okay. Do more fear-things.