Wednesday Thoughts - Don't Let Fear Dictate Your Life Choices

Wednesday Thoughts - Don't Let Fear Dictate Your Life Choices | Mining For Soul

don't let fear be the deciding factor

Don't let fear be the deciding factor. Don't let fear dictate your life choices.

These are the thoughts that washed over me as I weighed whether to say yes to a business decision. The thing alone excites me, but the thought of failure scares me.


You know what I'm talking about right?


When a great opportunity you always thought you wanted finally presents itself and you get nervous about whether you're good enough to pull it off? This is part of the joy of being human now isn't it?


Well I want to say yes because I know it's headed in the direction of growth and expansion. In the very next moment fear slams my confidence down, making me want to say no and stay in this comfort hole I've dug out for myself. It's quite warm and safe here whereas out there I know anxiety, ego bruising and expectations can easily try and trip me up. 


And so I take a deep breath in and out, innnnn and ouuuuuut, shake those shoulders, loosen that pent up energy and remind myself that fear should not be the deciding factor in any situation that poses no real physical threat to me. 


It's important to recognize opportunities that we desire and not run from them when they finally appear. 


I find that I work on manifesting and then shrink away when all the what ifs and insecurities come rushing forward. It's going to take a leap of faith to trust that you'll say yes to the right opportunities that will get you closer to your goals. It's a scary thing and the fear isn't going anywhere. I've lived most of 2018 and 2019 letting fear take control and I don't feel any happier from living like this. 


My goal the end of 2019 is to leave behind my most crippling limiting habits that I feel trapped by. I wish to begin the new decade with as clean a slate as I can manage.


2020 for me is to be a year to take chances, despite fear.


Taking chances that will move me ever closer to the person I know I have potential to become. The future me that's patiently waiting for present me to catch up.


It's time to remember that I will fear new experiences and wonder if I may fail. This is normal and is to be expected. I can move forward despite all of this. I can also feel safe in sharing these experiences with you here.


After all, the only true failure is not trying in the first place right? It's time to take action on that belief instead of just repeating it. 


Is there anything you do that holds you back that you'd like to let go of in 2020? Have you recently been able to move to the next level in your life after a period of discomfort?


I'd love to hear from you in the comments below about anything that popped up for you while reading this.


Until next time,





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