What holds anyone back from pursuing the desires of their heart?
Fear in all its forms is the single limiter for us all. It stops us from having abundance and joy from the experiences of pursuing the life we are blessed to have, by keeping us from becoming what we are gifted to be.
Last night I watched the movie After Earth starring Will Smith and his son. In this movie Will Smith, while advising and encouraging his son in a dangerous situation says these words about fear:
“Fear is not real.
The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination causing us to fear things that do not at present, and may not ever, exist.
That is near insanity.
Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real.
But fear is a choice.
We are all telling ourselves a story. And that day mine changed.”
The day we embrace this truth, is the day our stories will change too. We will all live fuller lives with better experiences and the joy and fruits of achieving what we truly want.