Take a minute to actually think what it means to “be fearless.” What does it mean to you? What comes up for you when you hear the word “fearless”?
I thought I knew ALL about fearlessness because I’m outgoing, like to sometimes live outside of my comfort zone, and explore places by myself; I’m instantly fearless! But then the harsh reality set in that I was extremely fearful of life, particularly of the Future. My fear and fear of the future crippled me from putting into action any of my dreams; they held me back from new adventures and convinced me that I could never be great because I was afraid of failing & what people would think. And who hasn’t felt that way before? It’s nothing new to this world: to be fearful, afraid of what people will think, scared, etc. right? I know I’m right, I can at least be confident in that.
So I was left with the question: how does one become “fearless”?? No one wants to be afraid their entire life, myself included. What’s helping now is understanding that I’m putting this fear into the world myself, no one else is giving me the words that make up the thought. I’m making myself afraid of something that has yet to exist, which when you think about it is SO silly. I’m not present but “in the future” and making it out to be a terrible one. I’m giving my words power against me by letting those thoughts dictate my actions. Everything that I’m saying now has been told to you in some way, or read by you via Pinterest or another inspirational social media platform. I had read multiple articles with content focused on freedom, joy, a life without limitations, etc. But it wasn’t until I sat in a forum for 3 days that I got it. I actually GOT it and cried. It was moving and life-changing and now, I want to share as much of my experience with the world as possible.
I’m choosing to be fearless today and I ask that you join in with me. Sometimes we need a little help from our friends (The Beatles had it right, ya?) and let’s help each other be fearless, because your dreams matter too much to be ignored by your fears.
Fearless minds dream out loud.