“Most people don’t work on their dreams, why? One is because of fear, the fear of failure, “what if things don’t work out?” And the fear of success: “what if they do and I can’t handle it?”” – Les Brown
I heard the above quote and asked myself why would someone fear success and think they couldn’t handle it? So often we hear of other people’s success and climb to success and instead of congratulating them we say things like: stay humble and keep GOD first; all of this is sound advice but we need to ask ourselves, when saying it to one another, what place is this coming from? Is it coming from a pure place or a place of once this person “makes it” they will forget about me? What if our “sound advice” is causing some people to be afraid to go after what they were created to achieve?
Maybe you’re on the other end of the statement. We definitely need to be humble, but let’s seek to be humble according to GOD. When we desire a true humble heart we avoid entering false humility. In 1 Samuel 17, you will read of the defeat of Goliath, however pay close attention to the way David’s brothers speak to him. His intentions were pure, but not all that was said to David was from a pure place; nonetheless he pushed beyond what was said to him.
- You can be humble and confident of what you carry within.
- You won’t always be understood and that’s OK.
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown
“Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.” Les Brown
Some of us do actually push through fear and doubt that what if we do succeed and can’t handle it; but the push is a continuous push and one that isn’t easy.
Many nights I cried, because I was misunderstood for doing some of the things I’ve done. Every time that I have had the faith to step into something new and amazing, I’ve found myself more willing to conquer fears and ultimately grow.
- Don’t stand in your own way.
- Dare yourself to go out and live your best life!
- You must always look forward, follow GOD and go after what He created for you.
Anthem For This Post: "Fearless"- Jasmine Murray