[To find out why I am writing all these #Trust30 posts, click here]
These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Is fear holding you back from living your fullest life and being truly self expressed? Put yourself in the shoes of the you who’s already lived your dream and write out the answers to the following:
Is the insecurity you’re defending worth the dream you’ll never realize? or the love you’ll never venture? or the joy you’ll never feel?
Will the blunder matter in 10 years? Or 10 weeks? Or 10 days? Or 10 minutes?
Can you be happy being anything less than who you really are?
Now Do. The Thing. You Fear.” –Lachlan Cotter
Another day, another similar prompt. This is getting a little redundant.
Is fear holding you back from living your fullest life and being truly self expressed?
On some levels, yes. I am working through it though. That is one reason I write.
The question that keeps me awake at night is, if I really want to be “truly self-expressed,” what is going to make it financially possible?
Here’s an example of what I mean. I read someone else’s #trust30 post today that described the rules of a game called “Spin the Globe,” where you take a well-oiled globe, give it a good spin and have a friend close his eyes and stop the globe with a finger. If the finger stops on a country or island, you have seven days to make arrangements and travel there. What a game! Unfortunately for the guy who wrote the post, the game was only theoretical. In his comments section, he admitted that it wasn’t real because he did not know how to pay for it.
Is the insecurity you’re defending worth the dream you’ll never realize? Probably not. While money is important, if it were the real obstacle, I could find a way to get it.
Will the blunder matter in 10 years? Only if the blunder is to not go for it.
Can you be happy being anything less than who you really are? Truly happy? No. Happy enough? I hope not.