We are all terrified. Of something. Of everything. We’re terrified of letting people down. We’re terrified of failing. We’re terrified of commitments. We’re terrified of believing in ourselves. We’re terrified of saying how we actually feel. We’re terrified of the world and terrified of ourselves. And so much more in between. It stops us. It chains us. It breaks us. But does it have to? We might not always be able to conquer our fears, but don’t let them conquer you. Act in spite of them. And one day, we won’t be so afraid anymore.
There are so many limitations we place on ourselves that make it more and more difficult to act. But as life is for living, here are three things I believe we should always act on:
- Dreams – It’s a beautiful feeling to have a dream. But dreams shouldn’t be stored away inside our minds as an escape from reality. Dreams should be our vision for ourselves and the world and we should do everything we can to transform them into reality. Dreams are the way we make life better, for ourselves and for others.
- Bullying – When we see a person verbally or physically assaulting another person, we shouldn’t be watching on the sidelines. It can be daunting to put ourselves in the firing line, but nobody should be forced to live in the fear, the insecurity and the hate that a bully inflicts on them. By standing up to bullying, we’re standing up to the control negativity can have over us.
- Instincts – We should always follow our senses, our gut feelings, our instincts. Because at the end of the day, we know ourselves best and what feels right for us, more than anyone else can. And if that lead us astray into a pile of mistakes, even better. That means we’re actually living and not just breathing.
What do you think is important to act upon?