Zig Ziglar once said, “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”
There was a time and still are a few moments when I feel like running, because I don’t want to face the fear. I leave all my dreams behind and I run for safety. Unfortunately, those are the moments that I regret the most. When I face the fear and do what I want to do, I am proud even if I fail. Usually, I do succeed at what I try, because I put everything I have into what I do.
If you have a goal that is scary, find people you can lean on or trust in. When I have scary moments in life, I have people who will help me by giving me advice or just listening. These people are family members, friends, or people that I admire.
Another way to face the fear is to find a mentor who you can learn from. In the past, young people would learn as apprentices. Finding a mentor is the same kind of thing. You watch and learn from those who are expertise in your specific field.
Finally, people who keep their dreams or goals in front of them on a daily basis are more likely to make that dreams or goals a reality. The visual presentation makes your brain work harder to reach that dream or goal. In addition, it helps you strategize how you will reach the goal. It also encourages you during really hard times and, especially, when you fear.
Facing everything and rising is your chose. Look at what matters and decide for yourself what is more important. Is your safety more important than your success? For me, my success is more important than my safety.
I choose to face everything and rise! What do you choose?