Saturday, September 07, 2013
Sage advice, and I'm trying to take it as often as possible.
Sometimes dread can be overwhelming. Fear can drive us to procrastinate, to avoid, to hide. It can keep us from the things that we truly want. Fear can keep us from reaching our goals and from stretching to our full, human potential.
I've been buried in revisions lately. Having to rework something that I wrote (and thought I was "finished" with) has been difficult, painful, and slow. I've been avoiding it for a lot of reasons, but now it is time to finish and push it back out the door. No matter how stressful.
Obviously this relates to health and exercise, too. How often do we say "oh, I'll start that diet tomorrow. I'll go for that first run tomorrow?" Putting it off is a way of dealing with the fear-- but unfortunately it doesn't change much. Only taking action will do that.
As I've been working hard to follow this advice, I've found that the more action I take, the better I feel. The stronger I feel, the more equipped I am to deal with the next thing, and the next. (Something else I've learned: there's ALWAYS a next thing waiting around the corner.)
So, what are you afraid of? What are you dreading? How can you slay that monster? Do it. Do it now, and move forward.