What keeps us from following our dreams? What keeps us from going full force? FEAR. Fear that we will fail and fear that we will succeed.
I’ve always been a girl that knows what she wants and figures out a way to make it happen. I pride myself on being THAT person. With that being said, I want others to follow their dreams and not be afraid. I always had a difficult time understanding what they were so afraid of – until recently.
Now I understand why following your dreams can be intimidating. I’ve worked diligently to ensure my dreams become a reality. However, the moment I was given a chance, and I didn’t do as great as I thought I would, I closed up. I felt so disappointed in myself, rather than being proud that someone saw something special in me; believed in me enough to put me out there. I’m afraid of failing, but I’m more afraid of not trying. Amazing opportunities like that don’t come around often. I need to face my fears of failing, because if at first I don’t succeed, I need to dust myself off and try again.