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I have been rigorously toiling over some life decisions and developments over the past few weeks. It has been an interesting experience to say the least because every time I finalize a decision about something, an overwhelming occurrence takes place.
Every time I get a thought to do something that is outside of the realm of my “usual” zone and character, this humongous weight of anxiety and fear kick in. My mind starts to play tricks on me: either coming up with every single reason in the book why my idea or goal may not work, or plaguing me with an overwhelming “precaution” feeling of rejection.
I have never been afraid of rejection, but I most certainly do not like it.
Then there is the fear of my efforts not being the greatest or the best that they could be. I am not a competitive person, but I do have role models and examples that I look to for inspiration in every area of my life. I also have a tendency to set the bar pretty high for myself with each new endeavor. If I notice that I am not reaching or exceeding that bar, I become greatly disappointed.
With all of that being said, for some strange reason at the same time fear ignites a positive spark in me—it is a type of fuel that keeps me going. When it comes to branching out and doing new things, fear inspires me all of the time: it inspires me to conquer it.
Sometimes when my fears kick into overdrive it is a sign to me that I must be on the brink of something great—that my idea or goal is a step in the right direction on the path of my life’s journey. And I confirm those feelings based on all of the times in the past when an idea or goal came into my mind, fear kicked in but I pressed through it, and the positively unimaginable happened.
Even though I am scared and even though the ideas and goals I have in mind for myself are risky, I am going to boldly press forward and take a big leap of faith anyway. I am taking my fear and using it as motivation to begin all of my new ventures; keeping high hopes for positive results.
But I know that whatever the outcome, I will still be proud of myself for pressing past my fears and giving it a try. 🙂
Do you ever have moments when fear tries to overtake you when you have a new idea or goal?Do you view fear as positive or negative? Have you had a time when you pressed through your fears and had a positive outcome? Share with me below or tell me about it at: [email protected]