Face Everything And Rise

I came across this quote the other night on  Pinterest.  It could not be any more true. I am going to be a little transparent, a little raw on today's post, because well, I need it.

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." But what exactly does that mean? For me, in this current season, it means a lot. For me, fear is getting in my  way. Fear is my hurdle I must jump over. Fear is my enemy trying to deter me from my dreams.  I don't know about you but sometimes fear sneaks in, creeping it's way into my goals and dreams telling me " you can't do it".

Fear is something that I hate. Hands down—all cards on the table, I have an issue with fear. I remember an acronym I once saw: False Emotions Appearing Real, and that is very true. Most times the fears that I have are most times irrational ones. Which brought to mind a quote from the movie After Earth, where Cypher, played by Will Smith, states this to his son Katai, played by Jaden Smith :

Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future...but fear is a choice. We are all telling ourselves a story and that day mine changed.

Fear is a choice. We can choose to let fear get the hold of us or we can do something about it. I don't want to be friends with fear but somehow, it sticks around.  Perhaps it's a fear of failing. Perhaps it's a fear of not creating successful business. Perhaps it's the fear of not being able to hold my own in the industry...

But just as I wrote in a previous post, I am my own problem in this. I can choose to let fear stick around and belittle me, hinder me, and knock me out of focus, OR I can kick fear in the face, hard...TWICE, and move f o r w a r d. I think I'll choose the latter.  There's another acronym for fear that I once heard, and it is: Face Everything And Rise. That seems like a game plan—to face those fears and r i s e above all of them proving fear wrong.

If something is holding you back from achieving and reaching your dreams and goals, FEAR...Face Everything And Rise.  

Are you with me?

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Enjoy your day!

Sincerely