Facing our own fears can be quite terrifying. We could probably think of 1000 other things that we could be doing with our lives. Sometimes fear stops us from doing amazing things. Our Ego takes control with self-doubt and criticisms – its a thread that attacks our vulnerability.
What are people doing to think?
What are people going to do?
I’m not smart enough.
I’m not pretty enough.
I’m not strong enough.
I’m never good enough.
I can’t do it.
These are some of the thoughts that can be viciously circling in our thoughts daily. We tend to stay in our “comfort zone”. It’s all warm and cozy; making it difficult to leave.
Recently, I’ve learned that fear is the only way we will grow and develop. Getting out of that comfort zone is where the true magic begins. Yes, its tremendously uncomfortable – that’s when you know you’re making progress.
My goal for 2019 is to break through my very own comfort zone. Over the past few years, I was able to come out to my friends and family about my sexuality and being a medium. I feel like it was a double whammy! Coming out of one closet is hard enough, but two?!?! I thank God every single day for the love and support that I have received with coming out of my comfort zone and getting closer to my true authentic self.
This year, I wanted to go another step further by trying out more things. Start saying “YES” more than “NO”.
I decided that I was going to get a new haircut to symbolize my transition into a new year / new me.
A MAJOR step for me – joining a gym. My treadmill that I’ve had for around 10 years, but never used, broke after using it for roughly 6 months. I feel that this treadmill was preparing me – as I lost weight and gained confidence; for the gym environment or the “Olympics” as I call it!
My anxiety spikes when I am in crowds of people. Being a medium is not always easy. Besides the spirits, I had to worry about my own insecurities about going to the gym. It was time to rip the band-aid off and purchase a membership to the local gym.
The more and more I attend the gym, the more comfortable and at home I feel. I’ve learned people are there to workout and do their own thing – they’re not focused on you! If you mess up, its not a big deal – just do your thing!
I’ve spent most of my life letting fear control my progress and my life. How do we know if we don’t try?
In my 3rd year of college, I was fortunate enough to visit Africa. On this trip, a motto was created:
Do we want to look back in our lives and say to ourselves “man, I wish I did …..” because we let fear talk us out of doing something.
That trip to Africa was very influential and I believe it was the start to my spiritual awakening.
The possibilities are endless when we step out of our comfort zone(s). We are all worth it. We seem to forget that its within ourselves the whole time and we don’t even realize it!
” I used to hit every wall there was. I used to run away from love. All I ever wanted was right here, but I had to reach way down inside.” No Fear; Fearless, Terri Clark.
Here is to facing fear! Lets go and get em’!
Lots of Love,