Overcome Fear and Reinvent Yourself

Overcome Fear and Reinvent Yourself

Did you know that our bodies today are not made up of the same cells they were 30 days ago? If our bodies can reinvent themselves then our minds should be quite capable of doing the same, shouldn't they? As a new season approaches, it brings with it a sparkle of opportunity. How can you change your life for the better?

Have you always dreamed about trying your hand at a new hobby, or even a new career? What's stopping you? Most often it is fear that keeps us from taking a chance. No matter how unhappy you are, there is always some comfort in what you know.

It's likely that you walk into your workplace each day and a sense of security washes over you. But do you want to let fear keep you bored or miserable in a job you loathe for another 30 years? Often people say "life is short," but I'm saying "life is long," so it's never too late to make a change. In today's day and age, if your 50, you could very well have another 40 years of living to do, and that's a long time to be bored or unhappy, isn't it?

So, how do you conquer your fears and start living the life you always dreamed of? Face them. Figure out what is holding you back, write it down and work on moving past it. Then just take one step. If you've always dreamed of being a chef, sign up for a cooking class. Or maybe your friends are constantly telling you that you should have been a therapist; check out counseling programs at a nearby college and attend an orientation.

What I learned when I made the move into a career I love is that my first step wasn't exactly what I wanted, but it was a stepping stone for greater things to come. The process is scary—you might falter along the way and people might say you're crazy, but it will be worth the work when you get there. I'll leave you with two quotes to think about...

"Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it." Lt. John B. Putnam Jr.

"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step." Lao Tzu.


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