I wanna share a little story about fear....
When I asked for a divorce 8 years ago, I worked a dead end job and a good part of my life I had been a stay at home mom. I had NO career, No money of my own so to speak, and I came from a seriously UN-supportive family. I had some college but NO degree. By most peoples standards I was limited in my potential to create any life, let alone one I loved.
There is this thing about fear. Fear can only hold you in your place until you get to the point where you really feel like you can not take anymore.
Get to that point and you will be surprised at how resourceful you become. You take steps even if they aren't the perfect choice. A choice is better than staying where you are dying a slow internal death.
I took that little step. Did I mention I lost my job before my divorce went through? Did I reconsider my options? YES. Was I scared out of my friggen mind? HELL YES!! Did I go through with what I had decided? Absofriggenlutely.
If I didn't, I may as well have dug my grave that very day.
I knew in my heart, I had to take the hard road. I was scared, lonely and broke!!
I still took the move even though I had absolutely no idea "how" I was going to survive.
Fast forward 8 years...
Better Life, more options only because I chose to not worry about HOW and concentrate on my WHY.
My "Why" motivated the hell out of me. It's what gave me the courage to ask for my divorce to my high school sweetheart, 20 years, 2 kids and lots of dreams.
Do I regret my choice? NOT one bit.
That's the other thing about fear. You get to a certain point where regretting your life is bigger than your fear. You stop feeling guilty for simply wanting something different and more. You stop feeding your excuses and challenge your fears right out the door.
I call it FEAR BUSTING.
Because that's what I had to do in order to survive & find my own happiness. I had to bust through all my fears and just keep going.
Where have you had to bust through your fears to get to a better space?