Here are a few quotes that I hope will help you when you’re feeling uncertain or afraid.
Do not let your fears choose your destiny. ~Unknown
Fear is a liar. Your fears make you feel that you don’t have what it takes, you can’t achieve your dreams, it’s too hard, you aren’t good enough. If you listen to your fears then you’ll aim at and settle for a much smaller life than what you could have had. We are capable of far more than we think we are and we each have a Destiny that’s richer, deeper, wider, juicier than what we can imagine right now.
Fear is never a reason for quitting; it’s only an excuse. ~Norman Vincent Peale
Some fears are legitimate and you are correct in pausing and thinking them through. For instance when you’re preparing to parachute out of an airplane, the butterflies in your stomach (a form of fear) are a great reminder to double-check your equipment as well as to go through in your mind the proper procedure for parachuting out of a plane.
Once you’ve done your safety check on the equipment as well as reviewing the proper parachuting procedures, you don’t let your butterflies stop you–you still jump out of the plane!
It’s the same when you’re working toward your dreams. There will be times when you’ll be worried, anxious, and fearful. Pause a moment to assess them and, if needed, take steps to correct or alter what needs it, and then proceed forward. Also, when you’re feeling worried, anxious, and fearful, it’s helpful to remember that it’s okay to go as slowly and as carefully as you need to–you don’t have to barrel ahead with a full head of steam!
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ~W. Clement Stone
It’s one thing to assess your fear in order to understand what’s driving it. It’s usually a weakness and once you identify that, you can take appropriate steps to strengthen it.
It’s a whole different story if your thinking turns into brooding and fretting and worrying over your fear. That kind of thinking will stop you dead in your tracks. It does not lead to taking positive, constructive action toward your dreams. Instead, keep your focus on what you can do–actions you can take–to help yourself through the fear.
Then take the next step!
I hope these help you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,