I dare say this applies to majority of life’s aspects.
It can be so scary to dare, to step out of your comfort zone, to push your limits, and that’s OK!
But do not let discomfort or fear stop you, because then as opposed to living your best life, you’re hiding in the shadows, wanting the sun but not willing to sit through the TEMPORARY discomfort and unfamiliarity of the heat on your skin.
If we stay to our bubble, we are not getting experiences we deserve, but settle for whatever is in the shadow wth us and we are able to put our hands on.
Be bold. Take risks. Be daring. Fail. Be vulnerable. Find comfort in discomfort. DARE
You know what? If I am being honest I have a healthy dose of fear. In fact, I think I face fear-based thinking every day. I tell myself that I am not good enough far too frequently. I struggle with my body image. I consistently feel less than worthy. I carry myself with confidence but I am like a petulant child in my mind. In fact, fear makes us feel small.
One thing consistent about me is that I don't trust fear. I usually stare fear down, lower my head and run full speed into fear. I run into the "arena". I force myself into situations where I am fully exposed and vulnerable.
By doing this time and time again I have grown to realize that I gravitate to other "brave" people. I want to be surrounded by those all standing exposed in the arena.
This photo is of my hairdresser and friend, Kathy. Her story is not mine to tell, but this woman is bold. She too is faced with fear every day but she is charging forward with an open, honest and loving heart. She boldly opens herself not knowing the outcomes. She is an inspiration to me. She deserves so much more than the bundle of flowers I brought her today... because with her in the arena ..I am brave enough to join her.
Are you in the arena? If not, what is holding you back? Who motivates you to stare fear in the face?
#bebold, #bedaring, #getinthearena, #fear
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It's #Africaday today! We just can't get enough of Africa; Her people, the diverse cultures, the crafts, the designs, ethnic dishes, the list is endless. Nowhere be like Africa! What is ONE thing you love about our continent? 💜
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I had such fear of making this fish - it took me a while to talk myself into it 😝 but salmon came out beautifully- crispy salty skin and seared beautifully pink gorgeousness inside- it was so simple and delicious! Definitely doing it again soon 😉 #salmon#homecooking#beefcanapes#mothersday#bedaring
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller
Flight into Cusco airport in Peru 🇵🇪 Get out & see the world. Find yourself in traveling.
Posted at: 2019-05-25 01:24:54
Lemme just go on a sinx /cosx here. Why is it that people say be yourselves, be unique, and be you then when you ARE all those things they treat you like a freak. If I had a dollar for all the times I found myself in that situation I’d be able to buy an island. People are such huge advocates for being unique and they say be you but they r really saying be “their idea of what YOU should be “
I love when people say they r different, daring, weird , and unique ...but they conform to all of society’s beauty standards...our classic example of an oxymoron. So go out there BE DIFFERENT and not “their you” #beyourself#bedaring#nonconformist#beeccentric#weirdo#followforfollow#weirdosunite #blackhat#blazer#gloves#fashion
I would have never thought I would be so obsessed with fitness and exercise, especially in the morning. ✨
Before I would wake up until the last possible minute to go anywhere whether it was my job or school, if I had a day off I would sleep in until I would wake up then I would watch tv and not do a thing. I mean sometimes that seems relaxing but man was it not living. .
I now wake up with a purpose - to make myself healthy because I want to be healthy, I want to lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, and depression. I wake up each morning with determination to get my sweat sesh in, from my basement (which is nice because it was pouring rain here #sodak ) checked into my virtual accountability morning group, and did some personal development. Wow, I feel amazing. I woke up around 5AM , yes it was tough because my husband came home and crawled into bed with me, 5 minutes later my alarm went off and I was up and ready to get my morning started - this lifestyle is so worth living because I’m becoming healthy, having more energy, feeling happy, taking care of my body because the good Lord above gave us only ONE body so why not do this? Why not get healthy? Fee great? Maybe have some extra energy that does not require a trip to the coffee shop, or maybe learn how to eat better because our bodies deserve good nutrition. Because the lifestyle may be hard and may be “annoying” to some people - who cares! You are doing you, girl. You are bettering yourself, you are on your way to living your best life because in the end when you look into that mirror you want to make sure that beautiful girl is staring back with a smile 💕