Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. – C. JoyBell C.
Five years ago, after short-term planning, my husband (at the time) and I moved to Texas, along with our three children and three pets. It took three very long days. We drove in a caravan halfway across the country in what looked like, on the outside, a simple, peaceful, orderly fashion.
On the inside, stress and fear filled the vehicles. We didn’t have jobs lined up, the children had much uncertainty, and better planning would have probably made the move a lot easier. We were going to unfamiliar territory – and yet we kept on driving. After arriving at our destination, we settled in and went about living our lives from day to day.
Long story short, after six months living in Texas, I found myself a single mom, facing another change in my life. Yes, I was fearful – and I also knew that I had to keep moving forward.
Off to see the Wizard.
What’s keeping you from moving forward? You want life to go as planned, and sometimes it does – but other times you get spooked! You get scared and don’t want to take the next step, for many reasons that you’re really unsure of.
It’s fear – but fear of what?
Where does this fear come from, and how can you overcome it?
Fear is the lack of courage that can come from unresolved thoughts from within. Taking steps to move forward, away from fear, can help you keep moving in the right direction. Remember the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz? Every time he became spooked, Dorothy encouraged him to move forward in search of the great and powerful Oz.
The Wizard of Oz actually symbolizes your greatest power within. Once the Lion found Oz, he believed in himself – and his confidence grew.
Fear and worry can make you stay in one place. It can make you feel paralyzed, stuck, and even spooked. Yet, with each step you take in the direction that you want to go, so much can change.
Michele Galuppo, Life Coach, Abundance of the Heart, is the author of the upcoming book Free… to be Me. (512) 810-8367, email@example.com