In order to grow, one must face their fears. Fear holds you back, keeps one in their comfort zone but never really getting anywhere.
This year I said to myself that I would participate and complete each and every week of the 52 Weeks to Simplify Your Life Challenge. I started off well, as I do with any new thing, even managing to play catch-up after an extremely sad life event but then I stopped.
Sure life has been busy, but not frantic. Sure I have had many a project to complete and share, but none that absolutely must be done now. Something has been holding me back. That inner voice has been holding me back, that same inner voice that even when given all the tools and knowledge to improve my mental health had stopped me in my tracks.
Why do I do this to myself? Like a self sabotage of sorts. Here, I am exploring my inner self and I am FROZEN WITH FEAR. But fear of what? I have thought about this a lot and can only come up with the fact that I may not like what I find.
I have never truly liked myself. I don’t know why. There, I said it. Phew, that was hard.
So, if I have never really liked myself and delving into my inner self could potentially uncover things that I may not like about myself, then I don’t really have anything to lose.
Really, and this is truly remarkable for me to be finding the positive amongst the negative, I have everything to gain. By pinpointing those things that I don’t really like, it gives me the opportunity to change.
‘There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.’
With change comes growth and by facing this fear, I hope to become a better version of me. The version that likes herself and is proud to be, well, ME.
So, what’s holding you back?