Taking the chance
Fear can keep us held captive, however, the great news is that faith can help break the chains! The choice is ours.
Can I make a change? Can I escape the security blanket that is no longer serving me? Can I turn my life around with only my thoughts? Can I pursue the dream that has always been resting on my heart? Can I start a new life in a new place? Can I be the person that I’ve always dreamed of becoming?
When the questions you ask start with the words “can I”, you are already giving yourself an out. You are already creating a way for self doubt and fear to creep in and keep you hostage. It shouldn’t be “can I”, it should be “how can I NOT?” How can I NOT pursue my dreams? How can I NOT leave the thing or person that is causing me pain and suffering?
We get only one lifetime to live. We can spend it trapped by fear or we can take the chance, learning as we grow. Stop thinking of the worst case scenario. Your daily mindset is in charge of YOUR daily thoughts, and the thoughts you have ultimately control your life. There are always going to be roadblocks, you just need to control the controllable. I have said it over and over again that I am a work in progress. I don’t get to pick and choose when depression, anxiety, or fear attempt to overtake my day-to-day. I do, however, control my thoughts. I can choose to pursue the life I deserve.
Today, think deeply about one specific question. Where do you want to be five years from now? Digging deeper… Is what you are doing now getting you closer to the person you want to be? Are the people you are surrounding yourself with helping you to grow into the person you want to become? Are the books you are reading, the movies and television shows you are watching, influencing your thoughts and motivating you in a positive way? If someone or something isn’t adding value, stop wasting your time and energy on it. You can choose to stop.
We never understand how precious our time really is until we find ourselves running out of it. For me, there was a moment when I realized that staying trapped in an abusive relationship was a lot more scarier than NOT taking the chance to break out and live the life I’ve always dreamed of. I wasn’t going to let that life and opportunity pass me by.
I challenge you to take the chance to do something that truly scares the crap out of you. Instead of asking yourself what could go wrong, ask yourself what could go right.
It’s time to take the leap and watch it happen.