Always do what you are afraid to do

Always do what you are afraid to do

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: 'Always do what you are afraid to do.' This quote tells a lot about our nature as humans and how it is controlled by the fear to do something new or out of ordinary compared to how usual our life may be. Fear is the main enemy here, it has the power to motivate someone to succeed and make everything possible but it also may be the tool that makes some other one does nothing and only live in his comfort zone.

Well, some things are easier said than done and saying dream big, overcome fear and unleash your powers are very easy to say and take a lot of courage to do. I have always had many fears since I was young. I used to face most of my fears alone. I have overcome so many of them but there are many remaining ones too. It is life anyway! We live with so many complicated emotions inside us that we manage to improve ourselves by winning at times and getting defeated the other times.

I have to admit that the good feeling I have after making some progress with my fears is worthy of the fight. When I overcome some situation or open a new path for myself that it wasn't easy for me to go through I realize how strong I am and how tough I can get when it is needed. It is not final to have one fear you cannot defeat but it is not good to keep it bothering you without doing anything about it for so long. I have this one thing that I couldn't completely overcome, I do manage to do it and break the chains at times but it is temporary that my fear relapses again. This one thing maybe my weak point but I'm still alive and I have it on my to-do list all the time. I like the idea of doing what I fear from time to time because it gets me a better understanding of myself and my capabilities.

To conclude, just try it as a game and start with simple tasks. Get rid of your delusions of how weak you are or how difficult it is to manage. Of course, this rule doesn't go with all the situations. Some dreams are not meant to achieve leaving the space for unexpected once to replace them and some things are not meant to be ours. Nevertheless, we do our best and try hard then leave the rest to our God's willing.


A content writer and a pharmacist. I find my motivation in inspiring people. I write about the good vibes of life, motivation, and self-improvement.

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