Why are you so afraid?

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Isn’t it crazy that we on a daily basis can be too hooked up on what we fear? What if I were to tell you that fear is just a concept that we are too afraid to approach due to small amounts of familiarity. We are only afraid before something actually occurs. As soon as something does happen whether it’s positive or negative, we just accept it as fact. Here’s a quote that caught my attention:

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” ~Helen Keller

Perhaps in reality we just hide too much away from the many opportunities we can proceed. Nothing is stopping us but ourselves. A great amount of those opportunities can change our lives for the better. We must be more mindful. Look at the pros over the cons and not allow the fear of failure to scare us away. Even if we do fail at least we know what not to do the next time. If we don’t try to grab an opportunity while it’s in front of us, then we might as well just stay in our parent’s basement which is not healthy for us.

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“Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~John Rockefeller

Could it be that we are just comfortable in the position we hold? Could it be that it’s easier just to stay at the level we are at? Comfort may be good at first, but it will never be great. By great, I mean considerable or substantial in comparison to just “good”, a desired position. We could have more if we allow to put ourselves to the test in changing our atmosphere, lifestyle, and attitude about certain things. Benjamin Franklin once said to not be afraid of making mistakes and that you will truly understand what failure is, which will teach you to surround yourself with people that can build you up as an individual to ultimately succeed.

This past labor day weekend, I went to a church barbecue and met a few people from Vancouver, Washington. The conversations we had were absolutely encouraging and inspiring. It was super simple to talk with about what they do for a living. Trust me, they gave me some ideas to pursue. A particular individual, who is a whole seller for homes, ex-real estate agent suggested to me to listen to a podcast called “BiggerPockets Real Estate and money podcast” and “Jerry Norton”. He told me that this is what made him quit as a realtor and pursue a career where he can be his own master and make more money above an average realtor. I am going to be listening to this at work all week, and I’ll be jotting down notes for self reflection and to retain information. I will be sharing some valuable information that I learn from the podcasts this week. I look forward to learning something out of the ordinary soon. If you’ve been here from the beginning, I am excited to see where my knowledge leads me.

Hopefully you all did something this weekend. I had a good time, spent time with family, met some new people, went on some hikes, listened to music and even made a few tiktok videos that you can check out. I need some suggestions from my readers about my next article, so if you have a thought please don’t hesitate to share. I am always excited to hear what you all have to say. May you all have an incredible weekend- keep looking for those opportunities and pursuing them.

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