“Never trust your fears they don’t know your strength.”– Athena Singh
Fear sucks. I have succumbed to fear many times. Fear that someone would laugh at me or think I wasn’t good enough. Good enough for who? Why we just can’t be good enough for ourselves is a question I still ask myself. Fear makes us second guess things we really want to do. It inhibits us to take a leap and allows us the opportunity to procrastinate. Don’t get me wrong, I still let fear creep in and I stop and think about the impact others will have in reaction to what I want to do. The difference now from 10 years ago, is I have experience on my side. I have lived through enough tragedy and heartache to realize that the judgment I may get is trumped by the reward. The judgers will always be that way, because they are miserable humans. Now instead of fear taking my strength away it fuels my fire to just freaking do it! Who cares if someone says something bad, they have to live with their own negativity.. I’ll brush it off, because you have just proved to me how unimportant you are to my life.
If I’m the only one on the dance floor, the lone vocalist on stage or the crazy mom that dances with her kids in public when no music is playing…so be it. Chances are people will feed off that fun and join in and if they don’t, they may think about jumping in next time.