To be honest, I’ve lived much of my life in fear. Fear of losing people I love, fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, funny enough, or worthy enough.
A few years ago, as I crept closer to my 40 year mark, something inside me began to shift. I found I was tired of always worrying about what other people thought of me. It was exhausting trying to be perfect. I was tired of always trying to make other people happy, especially when I realized my own happiness was not their top priority. I was tired of worrying, tired of feeling unhappy, tired of everything. Just tired.
That’s when I decided to let go of being what I thought everyone wanted me to be. I started a journey of self-discovery; an adventure in learning who “Heather” really is at the core of my being.
It’s been a wild ride with an equal amount of ups and downs. However, it’s also been worth it. Slowly, but surely I have been able to let go of the fear of what can go wrong, and I find now I can start dreaming of all the possible things that can go right! I look to the future and feel confident my dreams can come true if I am willing to chase after them.
It was this new found feeling that helped me finally self-publish the book I had devoted so much time to writing. Instead of worrying about whether or not an editor or publisher would pronounce my writing worthy enough to print, I declared it worthy enough and put it out there for every Amazon customer to buy. It was a victorious day for me!
What fears hold you back from your dreams? Do the voices in your head shout negative things at you the way mine have? Are you willing to share them in the comments below? Maybe we can help each other along the way. Battling alone is so hard.
But you do have the power to shut up those voices and follow those dreams! If I can do it, I know you can too! Start thinking of how things can go right for you. Replace those negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones, and you’ll be amazed as your world begins to shift.