I was watching a Hallmark movie the other night. Yes, I watch Hallmark movies. They are my go-to when I need some mindless entertainment. Anyways, the storyline was about a girl who always played it safe, never willing to take a risk. The very thought of stepping out of her comfort zone filled her with fear.
Part of the story was her remembering her mother. As she thought about her mother and spoke about her, she called her mother, "fearless." She told her aunt that her mother wasn't afraid of anything.
I started thinking about being fearless. When you look at the word, one will take away that it means the absence of fear. It even says that when you look it up in the dictionary. Being fearless is something a lot of motivational people are preaching today. You see it all over social media. Be fearless! Slay your goals, girls! Be brave and accomplish your dreams. I believe this kind of talk sets us up for a false sense of what being fearless really is.
I want to challenge you to think of being fearless in a different way. Rather than fearless being the absence of fear, maybe it is doing whatever you are trying to do in spite of the fear you feel.
I found this quote by Arianna Huffington.
"Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. Rather, it's the mastery of fear."
I love this and think it is so true. Being fearless is not the absence of fear but the mastery of fear. Mastery of fear is when you don't allow your fears to stop you from pursuing your dreams.
We will never live a life without fear. We were given fear as a means to protect ourselves when a bear is coming after you or you feel that you are in danger. So, fear is essential.
But you get to the point where your fears do not stop you from daring to think new thoughts, try new things, take risks, fail, start again, and be happy.
Where has fear stopped you in your life? What dream has fear stopped you from pursuing? Are you ready to step through the fear to become fearless and start creating a life that means something to you on purpose? Let me help! Click here to set up a virtual coffee with me, and let's develop a strategy to help you create a life that means something to you on your terms.
Make today amazing because you are amazing!
In grace & gratitude,