Challenge Your Fears

time-for-change-clock“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

Is there something in your life you are not going for or creating?   Can you think of reasons and excuses, maybe even really good ones, for why you are not ready or are not challenging yourself to fulfill your passion?  I can only speak from personal experience when I say I totally understand. It is time to awaken to what is stopping you, move through the fear and discomfort, and do it anyway.

We just moved into our new and larger studio space which has brought up fear for me. Although this is the next step we need to take to continue to grow, I also know that it will be challenging.   The work had been set forth to create it and I knew it was time, but if I got to thinking of everything that could “go wrong” the fear could have immobilized me.   I am always amazed that through the uncertainty there is a greater force that keeps nudging me along.   This is not a passive process.   The work needs to be done, the foundation needs to be laid and then there is an element of trust that allows us to move through the fear to greater possibilities. When I ground myself to the present moment I know that I am OK and no matter what happens I will be OK.  There is an urgency that needs to take place to live your life.  We have students calling in inquiring about our teacher training and have fear that they are “not ready”.  I pose this question “do you really think you will be more ready 6 months from now, a year from now”?  Your life is happening right now; this minute that you are reading this article is your life.  Not 10 minutes ago or 10 minutes from now but right now in this very minute.  Until we can truly grasp this we have not begun fully living our life.

Give up your reasons and excuses. There is no better time to live your life than right now in this moment, there is no better time to be happy than right now in this moment, there is no better time to challenge yourself and create your dreams than right now in this moment.  If not now, when? If not you, who?   What are you waiting for?  Time waits for no one.   Life doesn’t get easier and it doesn’t get less challenging.   We can approach life’s challenges with grace and know that you are not creating alone but are a co-creator on this wonderful journey. There is no better time than right now to live your life.

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  1. This is such a poignant statement. I can well relate and often speculate about why I self-sabotage many moments in time; yes, life is happening right now, and too often I am caught up in musing about yesterday, ten years ago, or the list of ‘to do’s” I have to fulfill in the future. Present Perfect is the way to go. Thank you so much for the slice of truth. Life is right now!

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