“I cannot live my life afraid of how people will respond to me.
I cannot live my life without taking chances.
I will not live my life regretting something I didn’t do.”
These words are from Lisa Brouwer’s blog A View From The Road.
In 3 short lines she summed up the mentality I need to turn my life around.
My entire life has been the opposite of these statements. Instead my life has been:
* Afraid of how people will respond to me (fearing rejection).
* Living my life without taking chances (so as not to make mistakes).
* Living my life regretting things I didn’t do.
This explains the dissatisfaction I feel with my life.
The reason I am in a low-paying, dead-end job that I hate.
The reason I am hesitant to reach out to others.
The reason I’m filled with regrets of things I haven’t done.
It’s no longer enough for me to survive my life, I want to really live my life. To use Lisa’s words, I want to live at Full Throttle. And not just when I’m riding.
It’s easy to say “conquer your fears,” but much harder to actually do it.
How do you battle your inner demons so they stop holding you back?