FACE THAT FEAR
I don’t term fear as false evidence appearing real, because more often than not, it is real evidence and happenings staring us in the face and giving us a thousand and one reasons why we can’t progress, get better or live a life of our dreams. A thousand reasons why we can’t be who God said we would, why our visions cannot become reality, why we cannot be that great personality we want to: physical disability, financial setbacks, past failures, lack of connections, no educational qualification, and what have you.
Abraham’s was very old and his body ‘dead’, yet he was told he’ll be a father of many nations. His body was naturally dead and unproductive, that wasn’t false
Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty, sexually molested at a young age, became pregnant at 14, ended up losing the child after birth. Her situation was destructive for progress, it wasn’t false.
Thomas Edison had trouble learning in School. His teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything”. He got fired from his first two jobs for being unproductive. His situation was tragic, it wasn’t false.
Colonel Sanders lost his father at a young age and had to fend for his family. His business proposal was turned down a thousand and nine times due to so many reasons. His situation wasn’t a farce, it was real.
Today, we call him Father Abraham. Oprah Winfrey is one of the most celebrated black women and is worth up to three billion dollars. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb we all use today after failing a thousand times. Colonel Sanders finally followed his dream and founded KFC Chicken at 65 years. These kind of stories are endless. They all had one thing in common, they faced their fears.
So whatever that fear is, whether it be large or little, subtle or pronounced, in any area of your life, it won’t move, you won’t move, except you look it in the face and battle it out, press through, fight through.
Keep reading, keep attending interviews, keep praying, keep training, keep walking, keep doing whatever will take you where you want. Ignore the challenges, not because they aren’t there, but because they aren’t strong enough to stop you. Just one more step, and you’ll live the life of your dreams.
It’s never too late to become the person you could have been: FACE THAT FEAR.
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