Fear not!

Fear. Fear, once recognized, is not even worth the time. Most times, once realized, we see that it was only ourselves or our growth that we were afraid of. Notice I said were because there is no more time for fear. Fear is a paralyzing element that will keep you frozen in time and unable to move. We were made to Move! Movement is Life! We have to keep moving in order to grow. If you are not moving, you are not growing. Think about all of the times you may have been afraid to do something. Once you stepped out and did it, you saw that it was not so bad after all, and that there was nothing to be afraid of. I was in the Army and remember plenty of things that I was a little skeptical about or had some fear at first. For instance, riding in a helicopter, boy that was a doozy because I had never done it before. My stomach was in knots and it was hard to focus. Now the one thing that you have going for you in the military, is that there are several others with you that are experiencing the same thing and there were several others before you that went through the same thing and survived. Once it was over, I could’ve spent the rest of the day riding Blackhawk helicopters. It was an amazing feeling. There was nothing to fear. If I held myself back, I would never had experienced it and known that it was a great experience.

We must  never allow fear to dictate our lives to the point that it paralyzes us. Yes, sometimes fear is good to have, but only for the benefit of knowing what it is, but it should ever paralyze us that we cannot grow. Whenever there is something big that you want to accomplish, know that fear may present itself, but you must punch it in the face and keep moving. Always think of the end result, and work from there. Movement is life, so keep it moving!!

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