Does fear play a role in your life?

You could stay stuck in the "this is going to be so hard."

Or you could just go for it.

Fear.  Fuck fear.  Sorry, I don't swear a ton, but when I do, it's because I'm passionate about it.  

I hate fear so much.  It's hope's ugly brother.  It steals away possibilities and opportunities.  Fear can be self induced, "I'm not good enough."  Or it can be slapped onto you by someone you love and trust, "You're not good enough."

If you are constantly tallying up all the bad things that have happened to you and never see the lesson - you will stay stuck in the "woe is me" character.  Or if you are a grown up + are talking about what happened to you as a child, you should probably go to counseling to work those things out.  

The past either builds you up or tears you down.

You can continue to do the wrong thing OR you have the power to drop the victim attitude and own up to your mistakes.  Don't let them tear you down.  Do something about them.

If you need to apologize, stop waiting for the perfect moment and DO IT NOW!

If you need to get out of a toxic relationship, put your feet on the ground, get yourself set up + GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE! Run, don't walk to the nearest exit.

If you've been dreaming about something, stop.  DO DO DO.  Less talky, more walky.

If you have continued telling the same story about what happened to you or how shitty things were, ENOUGH.  You're probably sick of repeating the same thing over and over again and if YOU'RE sick of it, imagine how others must feel.

I've done all these things before.  I've waited to long to apologize because my ego got in the way + I learned from it.  I moved on.  I apologized + it was up to the other person to accept or reject.

I was in a toxic relationship and knew that if I hung in there, my future would be a freaking disaster.  I saw misery and heartbreak and that was enough to fuel my fire and break free.

I dreamt about being a yoga teacher.  Did it.  I wanted to teach Booty Barre. Did it.  I wanted to offer online health coaching programs but felt incomparable to those I look up to.  DID IT, because I told fear to take a backseat.

I am sick of telling the same "feel bad for me" stories.  I'd like to stop the same story going around and around in my head like a hamster wheel.

My new motto for the rest of the year, if I can keep my ego locked up, "KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS."  

Forgive, but don't forget.

Feel.  Empathize.  But don't take on their pain.

Continue to stand your ground, but try your hardest to understand where people are coming from.

You learn so much more when you are willing to learn.  No one has everything figured out.  Even experts or specialists have tons of areas to improve upon.

Life can be tough or awesome.

You choose.