Break Those Chains!

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

You feel them don't you?  Those chains holding you back from what you know you were created to try not to notice them each day, but you know they are there.  Imagine the feeling of breaking those chains and being free!

To break free from our fears and the things that keep us from our dreams and hopes, we must confront them boldly.  Once these obstacles are faced, they lose their power over us. We are free to live, to grow and to become extraordinary people.  Ask yourself “What if?” and answer with “What’s the worst that could happen and what’s the best thing that could happen?”  Then you will know how to deal with the fear, threat or obstacle.  It loses the “unknown fear factor” and its power to keep you under its control.  You are then free to move forward with your dreams, plans and joyful living.  Being free is giving yourself permission to enjoy life and whatever it brings. 

Remember the old commercial that said, “You only live once and you’ve got to grab all the gusto you can?”  That’s the idea.  Get some paper and a pen right now.  List your worst fears.  Let them all out on the paper. Read over them.  Ask the questions I mentioned above of each fear and listen to the answers.  Strike each fear off the list once it doesn’t frighten you anymore.  This may take a few weeks. Give it time.  On another sheet of paper, write down everything you ever wanted to do in this life, but haven’t done for one reason or another.  This list may be lengthy and you may need to add more to it daily.  That’s the idea.  Ask yourself what’s keeping you from doing each activity today.  Write down your answers. 

You will find that some of the things you wanted to do can actually be done now.  You just need to make the time for them or maybe you need to find the resources for accomplishing them.  Each week try to find one project or activity you can do from the list and do it.  Do not say “I am too old or too inexperienced.”  Those are flimsy excuses. 

Over the weeks you will discover your ambition and motivation growing again.  You will begin to see new possibilities for yourself.  Some of your stress will disappear.  You will discover more of your true self and you will remember that you are not just a parent, a sibling, an employee, or a spouse.  You are so much more and life is also so much more. This can be the best year of your life so far, in spite of what the world events are, or what the economy looks like.

Every day, I ask myself that all important question, “If not now, when?” It is a great motivator. Enjoy your journey and expect some surprises along the way. I have great faith in each of you.

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