I’ll start with a quote from Wilmer Valderrama, otherwise known as that guy we all loved from That 70’s show.
He once so wisely said...
"As long as you keep getting up in the morning and as long as you keep getting up when you fall down, you’re always going to make at least one step forward.”
...And how right he was.
Has anyone ever said to you that two steps backward and one forward is still a step in the right direction? It’s true.
Life has a way of getting us down and making us fall back sometimes. But don't be afraid to get back up and kick ass! It doesn't mean that we have failed. To fail would be to not try for that next step forward.
Don't be scared to get up and try again. Or to get up and just try. We cannot let fear rule us. Fear only creates excuses to not truly live our lives the way we want to. Overcoming a fear is one of the most incredible feelings of freedom. To be truly free to do what we want with our lives we must live free of fear.
Fear is nothing more than a hindrance to live a full and true life.
To be truly unafraid is to roll with the ups and downs that life throws at you. To be unafraid means having an understanding of all that happens to you, accept whatever it is, be it good or bad, and move on.
Being unafraid does not mean hardships wont happen or you won’t have a day of negative energy or experiences. It just means that when you do have a bad day you don't let it set you back. It means moving forward in the face of adversity no matter how badly you may not want to.
Fearlessness does not mean you are immune to the good and bad in life. It just means you are able to accept both and move forward with the same vigor as the first time you tried something.
Some people are scared to ask for help for fear of being rejected and then there are some people who are scared of saying no to someone for fear of disappointing them. Both fears hinder a truly complete life.
Everyone needs help sometimes.
It’s normal to not be able to do everything, all the time. But without getting over a fear of asking for help, you may never be able to get everything done. Fear of rejection cannot rule us and decide how we are going to live our life. Fear of anything cannot rule us. We must be the ones to decide how our life is lived.
Instead of living in the shadow of fear, attack each day as if nothing could go wrong. As if there is no bad scenario in this world. I’ll bet nine times out of ten, everything goes exactly the way you want it to and there was never any reason to be fearful. On the tenth time, pick yourself up and recognize that those amazing nine times will come again, if you live free of fear.