Fear: Friend or Foe?

Fear keeps us stuck.

What are you afraid of that’s keeping you from moving forward? Will whatever it is you fear still be problematic in 1 year? Is it actually problematic now?

I’m not poo-pooing fear. Fear is real and serves a purpose. Fear can keep you from doing dangerous things, but fear is also deceptive. Fear will have you believing something is dangerous when it’s merely unknown or uncomfortable.

So, I’ll ask again: What are you afraid of that’s keeping you from moving forward? Is that fear founded in something real and dangerous or destructive? Or is that fear founded in something that’s unknown or uncomfortable?

One year from now will you feel confident in having listened to your fear, or will you feel regret in having succumbed to it?

Take 5 minutes, right now, if you can, to journal about what fears you’re carrying with you today.  Evaluate those fears to determine if they will result in confidence or regret one year from now. Then act accordingly.

Comment below with what you learned about yourself.

Published by Roshaunda D. Cade

I am an educator, writer, and creator. I live in St. Louis, MO with my husband and teenage children and enjoy reading, writing, dancing, and pushing my creative boundaries.

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