September 14, 2017
We’ve all heard it before— “fear is a liar”.
It’s really easy to double tap that when you see the quote scrolling through Instagram or to re-pin it to your inspiration board on Pinterest. But, right here, right now — it’s time to not just see the words and think that they sound good — but to really believe them.
It’s time to choose to believe that fear is a liar.
Because, here’s the thing — and we think you know this:
Fear is nothing more than an annoying little voice telling you all the negative possibilities and the faint whispers that tell you that you are inadequate.
It’s the voice that tells you that your ideas aren’t good enough. That your dream has already been done before or that you’re not that important. It’s the voice that tries to convince you that you don’t have time to execute your ideas or that you are going to fail.
But, like everything — there is a counterpart to fear. And that’s hope.
Hope is the optimistic voice that tells you all of the endless possibilities and reminds you worthy and brilliant enough to make your dreams happen.
If we are going to be the people to accomplish the impossible, then we need to stick fear in the backseat and let hope be the one who guides us along the path of dream chasing. Cause, fear — it’s the personality that won’t even let us leave the driveway. But, hope — it’s the one who reminds you that there are magical mountain tops to dance on top of. It’s the one that reminds you that there are sunrises to see, mountains to conquer, and adventures to take. Hope is the one that reminds you that you are stronger than you think you are and that you can push past your limitations. Hope is the one that reminds you that your personality is unique and so is your idea. Hope is the one to remind you that you are an influencer and full of good ideas.
So, the question is —how do you break past fear / put it in the back seat / and silence it? It’s a conscious effort, so be ready.
If fear is going to feed you negative thoughts, then you need to work alongside hope to be louder. Start saying positive affirmations over yourself every morning. Write down 10-15 affirmations that counteract the lies that fear is telling you. Perhaps that includes saying:
I am creative and I am full of good ideas.
I am bold and everything I touch turns to gold.
I experience favor everywhere I go. When people meet me they want to work with me.
I am successful in all that I do and turn every failure into success.
You get the idea. Start claiming positive truths over yourself every day. When you begin to speak positively over yourself, you’ll begin to believe those truths. And, soon, you’ll see that fear is being silenced and no longer the loudest voice.
If an idea won’t leave you alone, if it’s keeping you awake at night, if it keeps finding you during the day —go after it. Fear will try to tell you all the reasons why you shouldn’t execute it. But, hope is a rebel and so are you. So, despite the cautionary whispers of fear — go after those ideas anyway. You’ll never know the outcome unless you chase after your ideas.
Most people avoid discomfort at all costs – but you’re not “most people”. You’re a culture shifter. When you’re reaching for more, creating something new, or building something — you are going to experience discomfort. It’s natural. It’s part of the process. Don’t freak out when you experience it. Be okay with it. Because, when you are — you’ll notice yourself stretching past your comfort zone. And, when you leave your comfort zone, when you leave the driveway that fear is trying to keep you in, you are able to start experiencing the most magical experiences. Hope will begin to show you breathtaking views and hidden gems. But, you have to be willing to hold hope by the hand, leave the proverbial driveway, and wander off the beaten path.
You can do it, wild heart. You were created to move past fear and the experience all the grandness that life has to offer.
Get out there. Do your thing.
Let your dream shine bright.