Be Brave!
What if instead of being fearless, we encouraged ourselves to JUST BE BRAVE. “Dearest Fear…I recognize and respect that you are part of this family, and so I will never exclude you from our activities, but your suggestions will never be followed. You’re allowed to have a seat, and you’re allowed to have a voice, but you are not allowed to have a vote. You’re not allowed to touch the road maps or suggest detours; you’re not allowed to fiddle with the temperature. Dude, you’re not even allowed to touch the radio. But above all else, you are absolutely forbidden to drive.” Elizabeth Gilbert

Hear me out…like you, sometimes my fear gets out of hand. Sometimes it’s uncalled for or all in my head and other times it keeps me safe…like in dark alley ways or sketchy parking lots at night. 
So often we get too far ahead of ourselves and determine all of the reasons why we’ll fail before we even start. Fear will continue to be present in your life at one moment or another and so being “fearless” all the time is impractical, impossible, and pretty unrealistic. If being fearless is undeniably unattainable and we can’t move forward without achieving that state of mind, then in theory the pursuit of fearlessness itself leaves us stuck…indefinitely….no?

Maybe the point is to listen and lean into our courage instead. Perhaps, instead of wishing for life to be easier, we committed to face our fears with strength, confidence and resiliency. It seems to me that brave movement forward, intimidating as it may be, is still progress and I'll take that over fearlessly stuck any day!!


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