We go to tell someone we love them….but pause and let them walk away
We go to ask for a favor or support….but we hesitate and never ask
We go to share our true story with people on Facebook….but we curate half truths
We develop a business model that truly excites us….but we never take the leap!
𝐈’𝐦 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞. It’s painfully true. What I know is that this is also true for so many others that are reading this post.
Asking yourself, “𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝐼 ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑, 𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑑 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑡?”
We have all done it, whether they be from the examples above, or something different. 𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥…
𝐀𝐧𝐝… 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐳𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝.
Be it related to..
𝐎𝐫, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬
We have held back. We have never spoke up. We have walked away.
Beneath what is creating the hesitation, the procrastination, and freezing, is FEAR.
𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭’ 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞
𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 “𝐧𝐨” 𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫
𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞
𝐅𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥, 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝
When we take a deeper look at these….There are beliefs of…
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐲
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧’𝐬 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝, 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫
I don’t say these hypothetically
I say them from experience.
Because I have personally experienced every example above. And, I’m confident that others reading this, to some degree have to.
If not, that’s cool, too, because I’d rather share what I really have to say, rather than share only what I think others want to hear.
Let’s all take a moment to reflect on our own actions, and what they truly mean.
Let’s all take a moment to ignore what everyone else is doing, and take a look at ourselves.
Let’s all take a moment to remember, we have one shot at this thing we call life. Why not truly live it?
As Brandon Webb stated,
“𝑭𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒛𝒆”