What does it mean to be afraid? To fear for the future and where your life is at this moment? Does it takes away from who you are as a person? Or is it just a speed bump in the road of life? I can't seem to think that fear keeps us from truly experiencing life. That when we are afraid of the future because what we have experienced in the past, we cannot truly take advantage of the present. And that right now, the present, is preparing us for the future. And what does that mean for the people around us? Do we leave the people we care about behind because we are too afraid of our own greatness? Too afraid that life will prove us right in our fears and disappoint once again? Or do we take what we have learned in the past and use it as fuel to face our fears because we know inside that everything will turn out the way it should; that each experience, good, bad, or otherwise, is a preparation for something greater to come along and that we must embrace it and take it with us in the future. It should not keep us from experiencing greatness and moving forward.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt