Go to greater heights by letting go of your fears! | Devotional
Sometimes in life, we get too comfortable in living our own lives and being content with what we have. But one thing is, there’s always more out there and all we need is just to take a step. Just like in this world, there’s so many possibilities available for everyone and out of all of us, only those who weren’t afraid to take a step forward were able to achieve them. While our comfort zone may feel “comfortable”, it starts to get uncomfortable when we see others, just like us, go to greater heights and achieve even bigger things. But what we don’t know is we, ourselves can also do the same! As much as we may fear what’s below the step we take off our mountain of comfort, everyone has that fear too! What’s different with those that were able to go the distance is that they weren’t afraid to jump off their mountains and dive into the deep! In today’s TED talk, we learn from university student Luvvie Ajayi Jones about overcoming our fears of diving into the deep and being comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Fear has a very concrete power of keeping us from doing and saying the things that are our purpose. Fear, as annoying as it may be, is one of the big characters in the play of our lives. It’s what we feel when we decide to say “yes” or “no” to an important question. It may also be that feeling even as we move our mouse cursor to submit a google form. This fear breeds our anxiety and is what causes our sweaty palms and cold feet. But what we don’t know is when we decide to let go of fear, is when all the awesome things will happen! When we let go of the fear to knock down the dominoes in our life, what happens is the other dominoes start to fall and these dominoes represent all the other possibilities we can achieve in life. If we’re comfortable with standing and being on solid ground, imagine what would happen if we challenge ourselves to sip through the air, or submerge ourselves in water? Or even better, skydive? There’s so so much more out there and you’ll never be able to experience them while always being on solid ground.
Comfort is overrated. Being quiet and keeping things the way they are is comfortable. Being comfortable only means to maintain the status quo. In order to take flight and achieve what we aspire, we need to have courage and take the leave off the mountain and plunge ourselves into the darkness. Only then will we see the light, that is the beauty of life and then find a new distance that we can once again, strive towards~
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