How many times you caught yourself doing things to distract yourself from chasing after your dreams, just because they scared you too much? Doubting the fact if you are ready or not, making excuses telling yourself why “now” isn’t the right time. So you find yourself procrastinating walking the path towards your dreams year after year, until the day you realize that it really is too late.
Have you ever questioned yourself, what it is, that is holding you back? I did. For example I was afraid of the “big bad world” with all its dangers everywhere. I looked at pictures of beautiful destinations believing that I wasn’t just as lucky as other people visiting those places. Until the day I started asking myself, why? What is it that is holding me back? Is waiting until the right time (read: waiting forever), really worth the everyday torture of not feeling the passion of being alive running through your blood?
That was the point where it got to me. I felt so unhappy living a routine everyday life. I was asking myself these questions everyday: “What do I want to do with my life? Where do I see myself in 10 years? What makes me feel alive?” I didn’t know the answer, and I still don’t know all the answers, but I decided to cut off my thoughts and listen to my heart.
See the logic way of thinking, is helpful to keep you safe and away from dangerous situations, but if you feel like you live in a golden cage and the days fly by while you wonder if you’re already died on the inside, there gotta be something wrong, right? That’s also what I thought.
So I focused on my passions and biggest desires, because I had a million questions and zero answers. All I felt I could do was listen to the voice within which meant stepping into my fears. I believed that all these things that scared me to death would help me grow stronger. That’s when I started feeling it also. I still had the big, wide world, this beautiful planet to discover and I couldn’t waste any of my time. I set out the date and I decided that no matter what would go wrong, I was leaving at that exact day at that exact time. Period.
And that’s what I did. Now I’m sitting behind my laptop, still figuring out what I want to do with my life, but at least I’m happy that I’m here. I feel alive again. I do the things I love to do and I’m willing to discover the world and my passions and many more talents. I made it until here and I’m convinced that from here I can make it to anywhere I want. Because you can if you believe you can.
So why would we listen to the fears of others and wipe away our dreams just because someone else said to? I made a choice and decided that I didn’t want to look back at my life in my 80’s thinking “I wish I didn’t listen to *insert any name* and traveled the world”. Instead I just did. I don’t know where this journey will take me but I’m willing to step into all of my fears, just to discover the unknown all by myself.
I want to overcome my fears and see where life’s gonna take me. Tell me: What do you need to take that step?