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Ok. I just need to break it down.
the only thing “scary” about your fear-
is actually listening and letting your fear dominate
your reason for being.That is all.
your fear is not your enemy.
your fear is your friend.
your fear is your GPS.
my GPS recalculates when I don’t listen to it.
It’s the same concept. When you let you fear dictate your actions the entire course of your journey is recalculated.
Sure, it will get you to your destination (where ever that may be), and you may need to take some local roads-
but the GPS will clearly get you to where you need to go.
just like your fear.
Listen to it, respect it, and honor it.
it will take you to exactly where you are intended to go.
Disclaimer: This post is not meant to support or promote the use of marijuana.
When you think of a leader, who comes to mind? Maybe Martin Luther King Jr. or Abraham Lincoln. Or perhaps you think of a modern day standout like Oprah.
While all of these people made considerable contributions to our world, there are countless others that are often overlooked.
For instance, to me, Snoop Dogg is the epitome of a genuine leader. If you’re a bit shocked, don’t be—there’s a thing or two that can be learned from this notorious rapper.
While at his concert last month, I was blown away by the manner that Snoop carried himself. As the lights above him on stage were malfunctioning, Snoop maintained his composure along with his cool demeanor. The entertainer conducted himself with such grace as the team worked to resolve the lighting issue, and then went on to deliver an unforgettable performance—completely unphased by the lighting mishap.
Thanks to Snoop, it was at this time that I realized that grace and power truly can coexist. The ability to possess both of these qualities in a balanced way is what gives a true leader his or her edge. The capability to be humbly strong is a trait that not many possess—yet it is not out of reach.
Further, Snoop showed me that when an individual owns his or her actions, that person’s being is beyond powerful. At the end of the show, Snoop Dogg shouted to the audience, “Peace, love, and smoke weed every day.” While I am not promoting marijuana usage, Snoop’s words stuck out to me as the crowd roared because he displayed how he proudly owns all aspects of his life. There is something to be said for a person who is responsible for his actions in their entirety, and maintains a “take it or leave it” mentality. I’ve found that people tend to develop a remarkable respect for such a person.
With all this in mind, take a second to stop and think. Apply Snoop Dogg’s ways to your own life. What areas of YOUR life are you failing to own? Maybe you struggle with admitting your mistakes, are reluctant to take on new challenges, or have trouble embracing your past. Whatever obstacles you face, you can learn to overcome them if you make the conscious choice to do so. Hiring a life coach can help you take the first step in truly embracing all of the many parts of you.
So do not wait. The time is now. Accepting responsibility for all of the facets of your life leads to authentic ownership, and authentic ownership makes you both a stronger leader and a stronger person in the end.
Are there things in your life that you still haven’t done? Goals you haven’t quite reached? Dreams you haven’t made come true?
If you’re still reading, your answer is likely “yes.” So what’s holding you back and preventing you from taking that leap? What’s stopping you from taking the first step of that journey you’ve been meaning to begin for quite some time now?
It’s a small word with crippling effects.
Fear holds us hostage, preventing us from creating the lives we desire and yearn for. Fear tells us that we are inadequate—that we will never quite be enough. It is that voice that subconsciously follows us into every nook and cranny of our lives, whispering again and again that we are simply unworthy—unworthy of that big raise, undeserving of a healthy relationship, unfit for the compliment on our new outfit.
As a result of these feelings of inadequacy, we feel shameful. We live our lives in a cloak of darkness, hesitant of what stepping into the light might mean for us. As humans, we tend to react to these circumstances with one of three responses: addiction, denial, or depression. All three ills flood our lives with negativity, sending us into a downward spiral that plunges us even farther away from the lives we once envisioned for ourselves.
To free ourselves from the shackles of fear, we must accept love back into our lives. In order to do so, we need to acknowledge and believe that we are not meant to live in fear, but to live boldly. When we choose to live boldly, happiness ensues. Marianne Williamson put it best when she said:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?…As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
For added motivation, keep in mind that throwing your own inhibitions to the wind will encourage those around you to do the same. The process of unlearning fear, putting an end to our feelings of shame, and restoring our hearts with love is not an easy one, but it is worth every arduous step of the journey.