Here is a picture of Jude and Ella enjoying a “dinner for two” earlier this week. It’s hard to see in this picture, but this area is an outdoor courtyard that’s at the front of our house. It has fast become mine and my husband’s favourite date night spot 🙂 We turn on the strung lights and enjoy being outside. I am feeling thankful for our new digs and the memories we are already creating 🙂
I’ve been wondering lately what causes a person to stay stuck. Stuck in a job they don’t like, living a mediocre life they don’t love…what is the reason? I think it comes down to one word FEAR. Fear of failing, fear of succeeding (really), fear of the unknown. BUT here is the question that will change it all, “What if?”
Read today’s article to find out how You can overcome your fear and get unstuck today.
What if you can’t fail? What if you can succeed and have it all? The most important factor is to BELIEVE you can do anything that makes you happy and that it’s your right 🙂
Feel the fear and do it anyways. Doing something new is challenging and forces us out of our comfort zone. It will feel scary and this is okay. If you stop when it gets scary, you will stay stuck. Playing it safe equals staying stagnant. In order to have it all, you must be willing to take risks. You need to believe that it will all work out and it will. This doesn’t mean that there won’t be bumps along the way, but instead see them as merely opportunities to learn and as stepping-stones to help you get to where you want to be.
It’s amazing to think that we create our own happiness and on the flip side are directly responsible for our unhappiness. There is no one to blame or congratulate but you. Sure you can sit there thinking well this happened to me or this person did this to me, BUT it’s all about how YOU let it affect yourself. You have a choice, you can let it ruin your mood and experience, OR you can learn from it. Shoulda, coulda, woulda = guilt and blame. Stop dwelling on what “could have been” and start thing about where you want to go instead. Focus on this and you will start creating the life you want.
Be aware of what exactly your fears are and where they come from. How many people do you know (maybe you included), that say they want to make more money, but at the same time put down the people who have it? Do you think deep down they could be afraid that if they are successful they too will become conceited? This old limiting belief is likely holding them back from achieving success in their own life. Hence the fear of success noted above. Recognize what you are scared of and where it comes from.
Make the decision to move forward. Getting caught-up in the “indecision trap” keeps you stuck. Go with your instincts and gut feelings on this and vow to move forward. You will instantly feel like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.
Keep feeling the fear as you go. You want to get to a place where you are comfortable feeling uncomfortable. Where you will do what it takes in order to achieve what you want to achieve.
“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr