I’m loving this one so much I put it up in my room the other day.
Fear leaves us such a little box to live in. It’s incredibly restricting.
When it comes to following your passions and trying something totally out of our comfort zone... it requires leaving the cushy job you have now. Or dealing with societies expectations. Criticism from others. Negative self talk about your ability to be successful. All things on “team fear.” On the other side of all this though is the freedom to experience the life you want to live, the one that’s most authentic to you. Where you feel fulfilled and connected to your work. Pushing past all the fearful thinking has the biggest payoff. ➡️
This quote also makes me think of men and women who struggle to think about and express how they feel with their partner. Being vulnerable is scary. But being authentic and creating deep connections is sooo freeing. We are no longer constricted by the little room to live that fear allows for us. ➡️
Take tough realizations about yourself too. I always dreamed of being a social butterfly and felt like that’s truly who I am but it took confronting some difficult things about myself like why I was so down/not fun to be around, why I was so shy and what I was so afraid of, and how I could start repairing myself. There was a lot of fear. And shame. Especially a fear that I didn’t like this version of me. It’s hard to share yourself or be someone that attracts a social circle if you don’t even like who you are. I started reading books, self help ones and things like The Happiness Project. And I can confirm on the other side of my fear was freedom. Finally feeling like I am comfortable and confident in a group and when making new friends. Feeling like I’m now the me I was meant to be. Feeling like I’m making massive progress on having a wide range of emotions that more often than not include positive emotions. And when I deal with negative emotions or I'm feeling aniti social I take Nikki-days. Or confide in a friend. ➡️
and move through your fear to freedom.