“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

Jack Canfield, The Success Principles

I used to be afraid of forward movement. After years of feeling and being powerless, I finally found a comfort zone, and I wanted to stay there. I had full control of my life and where I was going, and I wasn’t moving for anybody.

But then I fell in love. And then I realised that in order to keep that, I had to let go. I had to be vulnerable and open to someone else’s whims. I hated it. I dragged my feet. I honestly wouldn’t have done a lot of the things I’ve done in the past ten years if I hadn’t been pulled across the finish line.

So when I read this line (in another book that quoted it… I ddin’t actually read Canfield’s work), it hit me hard. I realised that everything I ever did want was on the other side of my wall of fears. And even though I whinged and complained the whole time when I was being made to scale that wall, I was always happy when I found what was waiting for me on the other side.

Everything I have today I would not have if I did not scale those walls.

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