I must confess that there are many days I look at my goals and my dreams written down on paper and feel an overwhelming sense of fear. It’s a feeling that causes me to second guess myself and the life that I choose to live. What do I fear you may ask? Well, I fear the “What ifs?”
What if I never achieve my goals?
What if I don’t live up to my expectations?
What if I let others down?
What if I am simply not strong enough to persevere?
What if I set the bar too high?
What if I’m simply not cut out to live this life I dream of?
What if I fail?
What if I never realize my dream?
But, “what if” I choose to look at things a bit differently?
What if I am strong enough?
What if my failures are nothing more than opportunities to grow stronger?
What if I choose to see myself as successful?
What if I make the most out of every single day in pursuit of the life I desire?
What if my crazy dreams become my reality one day?
What if the only thing holding me back was myself?
What if I accepted that these fears I have are nothing more than an indication that I am living the life I was always meant to live?
I think these fears are exactly what I was meant to feel in pursuit of my dreams. I can take comfort in knowing that they are leading me in the right direction because, without the fear of failure, success wouldn’t be nearly as gratifying.