What Scares You?
According to fearof.net, some of the most common fears among adults are spiders, snakes, heights, and public speaking. But what is it that we are actually really afraid of? Will the spider harm you? Will the snake ruin bite you and poison you to death? Will you fall from 8 ft to your death? Will you say the wrong thing and ruin your career?
Understanding Is What Liberates Us
Fear has a way of controlling us. Instead of taking a hike, you decide to stay in because of your fear of spiders and/or snakes on the trail. Instead of going on a beautiful hot air balloon ride to see the fall foliage, you decide to stay on the ground, due to your fear of heights. Instead of applying for the position, you pass it up because it requires a 3-minute pitch and you’re afraid of public speaking. But what did you miss out on? A beautiful scene and exercise on the hike. A birds-eye view and once in a lifetime breathtaking experience on the hot air balloon. More money, experience, and opportunities simply from not applying.
Don’t Hold Yourself Back
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson
My Favorite Time Of Year
The fall is my favorite time of year. When the days get shorter & the nights get crisper, darker and longer. The chaos of back to school is over and the kiddies are on a schedule by now. When Friday through Sunday is reserved for FOOTBALL! Its SEW-IN season ladies put the coconut oil away & reach for the argan & edge control!
My least favorite thing about the 10th month is America’s obsession with Halloween. All Hallows Eve. I can never get into the costumes nor getting spooked for fun. I do love however apple picking, pumpkin patches, and hayrides. Just not the haunted kind of anything. I hate the idea around entertainment around what frightens us.
Conquering Your Fears For Fun!
Instead of playing on your fears for fun. What if you would instead conquer them for fun. One of my friends, who also happens to be a fellow blogger at www.blog.terrificwords.com told me she tried to conquer a fear EVERY day for a year! At the end of the year, could you imagine the growth in her life? Simply from facing her fears. From choosing to shine instead of shrink. From a year of taking chances. I challenge you to face your fears. Do something every day that scares you, for at least a week. Follow me @Kae_Cureton to share updates of your journey on twitter. Use the hashtag #fearlessDamsel.
Be bold. Live out loud & as always remember,