“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”
This quotes holds true in everything we attempt. Life is not black or white. Life is grey. Everything exist on an ever-changing, dynamic continuum relative to context, circumstance, and time (Stuart Mcmillan). This holds true with our responses to new things or existing things. Whether you are trying to shed some pounds, or build some muscle, or just be a bit more fit to live a better life, you need to approach it all from a mindset that there is no success or failure. If you maintain that fixed state then you will have more failures then you can count. Rather, how you live your day is how you live your life. Meaning, approach each day with all that you have. Put your best foot forward, and make continued progress with what the world presents to you.
Worry is the fear we manufacture. If you choose to worry about something, have it, but do so knowing it’s a choice.
~from the Gift of Fear
Three concepts taken from this book that can be relative to your feelings with anxiety and fear:
- When you feel fear, listen.
- When you don’t feel fear, don’t manufacture it.
- If you find yourself creating worry and anxiety, explore and discover why. Take time to answer the question; How does this serve me?
Don’t let a fabrication of fear reside as your defense mechanism for future disappointment. Too often we consume ourselves with the unknown of “What might happen.” This way we try to layer a form of protection against an inner sense of failure. Rather, take a step back and understand this fear/worry is a fabrication, or a self copping response. How can this feeling benefit you?
“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 must frightens us.”
Embrace this emotion because it is letting you know that you are getting outside your comfort zone. You are now exploring you depths to your life/soul and are about to create change. You are starting a new journey!
(These ideas/concepts were taken from information I have read from Stuart McMillan.)