Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Too often we are scared.

Too often we are scared.
Scared of what we might not be able to do.
Scared of what people might think if we tried.
We let our fears stand in the way of our hopes.
We say no when we want to say yes.
We sit quietly when we want to scream.
And we shout with the others, when we should keep our mouths shut.
After all, we do only go around once.
There’s really no time to be afraid.
So stop.
Try something you’ve never tried.  Risk it....
Try anything...
You have nothing to lose 

and Everything, Everything, Everything to gain.
- Barry Sanders

This quote ran as a Nike ad campaign in the late 90's.  And it is a quote I kept posted on my dorm room wall through my entire college experience.  It ignited a fire in my soul...one that said all is possible...one that gave me permission to aspire beyond what I perceived as ordinary!

Fear is amazingly powerful...and at the root of so many obstacles we perceive and experience lives a fear.  What are you going to choose in the face of that fear?  Will you let it stop you, hold you back from diving in and living your dream?  Will you allow it to create worry, shame, sadness, anger, resentment, or sorrow?  Or will you find the strength that also lives in your fear & embrace it as you soar with the beauty, grace, and ease you were born to do?

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