Today I have decided to share with you some thoughts that have come to me from both just thinking and conversations alike. I feel compelled to do this, so here it is.
Lately, due to discussions with good friends and long periods of deep thinking, I’ve come to realize a few different things. First of all, a good dose of fear in your life is extremely good for you and is a necessity. However, being able to overcome fears that need to be overcome is an extremely good thing as well. Now, good fears are watching scary movies or going to haunted houses, even taking some risks for an adrenalin rush. Those produce the good kind of fear. Then there’s the kind of fear that isn’t that good for you. Like phobias or fears that have been caused by traumatic events. Sometimes, you just can’t get over your fears but, then again, you’re mind is your only limitation. I’m not saying it is easy, but it is possible. Some boundaries need to be pushed and even overcome. If overcoming a boundary fails, you just have to keep trying. I like how Dory in Finding Nemo says “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” It’s becoming a sort of mantra for me. I want to fight my phobias and my fears and push past and overcome my boundaries. Granted, I have been doing that for some time, but in a way, most of it has been playing it safe, so to speak. Sure, I’m overcoming great struggles and boundaries, but there is so much more that I could be doing – that I need to be doing – to achieve better mental health, well being, and perhaps even greatness. So, from here on out, I’m going to be pushing myself harder to do better in all aspects of my life, just not one little piece at a time. I have a lot of goals and I am determined to accomplish them. One step at a time, one day at a time.
Another thing I wanted to make a comment on is automatic responses. No, I’m not talking about your email or your instant messengers. I’m talking about your every day responses to things such as “How are you?” or “Are you ok?”. There are several questions out there that people ask all the time and get very similar automated responses. If you think about how much we actually do this, start thinking about what else you do automatically. How many actions you do automatically. Now start thinking what would happen if you went off your automatic pilot state of mind. What more could you accomplish? What kind of things in your every day life do you miss because you just don’t notice them? This is yet another part of being fearless. Taking away the feeling of being mundane. We are each different in our own way. Each of us have different fears and cope with different situations differently. However, I am going to take a stand. I’m going to fight the automatic programing inside of me. I am going to not only try to get over my fears and accomplish my goals, but I’m going to try to pull myself off of autopilot as well. Does anyone have any thoughts or conversations to start on these matters?
Thanks for stopping by today. Feel free to discuss. 🙂