“Everything you want is on the other side of Fear” – Jack Canfield
And that other side of Fear is… Love ❤
Whenever I’m close to achieving something significant in my life, fear always finds a way to creep into my thoughts. But fear doesn’t travel alone and doubt is usually not too far behind. Fear and doubt can cause major complications in life. If you let them, that is.
Well, enough is enough! I’m finished with the emotional turmoil that fear and doubt have caused me for my whole life. I’m done with the anxiety and depression that I sometimes find myself in when I feel lost. The only reason I feel lost is because I’m not following my heart. Deep down, I know what I need to do to conquer my challenges. I just have to listen to that still, soft voice within that tells me to keep going, even when I’m scared. Some of the greatest accomplishments in my life were attained after I overcame my fears.
Right now, I’m about 5 weeks away from graduating as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and I should be ecstatic. But I find myself feeling worried, anxious, depressed, and terrified. I’m scared of the future and of the unknown. I’ve been putting myself through needless suffering. All because I’ve been letting my fears get the best of me.
I understand that sometimes it’s good to feel afraid. Fear can help us stay away from dangerous people or get out of life-threatening situations. But fear can also hold you back from your dreams. It can cause paralysis by analysis (which I’m guilty of doing). However, I choose not to let fear control my life anymore. I have numerous things that I want to achieve in my life and I must rely on my courage to keep moving forward. Even when times become difficult and I feel like quitting. Capricorns never give up and I am determined to fulfill my destiny (whatever that may be).
I know that there will be many moments in the future that will test my faith and my perseverance. But I am up for the challenge because I know that I can live my best life. I just have to first surrender the control. Life is way too short to spend it dwelling on the negative. Everyone goes through struggles but it’s important to not let them define you. And anyways, life would be boring if it were easy! I know I learn the most when I’m going through my hardest times.
A quote by Susan Jeffers sums this up perfectly, “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” Remember, nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. So live life fully, love deeply, laugh openly, and remember to breathe. Let go of the fear and start living. And to whatever you’re currently going through, know that nothing lasts forever and life will get better. Keep the faith!
Until next time…