“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” ~ Babe Ruth …
Fear can be a powerful deterrent. How often have we talked ourselves out of something before we even began? Maybe we told ourselves that it would take too much time or was an impossible task. Or perhaps we allowed ourselves to feel discouraged and defeated by the responsibilities that come along with success. But the truth is, our time here on Earth will pass along no matter what we choose to do… and if it is going to pass us by, we might as well make it do so on our terms.
When we let fear keep us from “playing the game,” we deny ourselves our potential, and we waste valuable time in our lives that we can never get back. Whether it is procrastination, avoidance, or a careless and shallow way of living our lives, each time we put off action now, we lose opportunities to learn, grow, overcome, and find success in all aspects of our lives.
Time will continue onward, there is nothing you can do about that. But you can give yourself the chance to realize accomplishments, find fulfillment, and live your life with purpose. This is the only way in which you can guarantee you will not look back at your life with regret for lost time and remorse for wasted potential.
Be bold and confident in your actions.
Questions to consider:
What are some things you have put off because of the fear of failure?
Have you ever experienced regret from not started something you wanted to? How might you have started it?
Would you rather pass your time playing the game you love, or backing away from it?
For further thought:
“Do not let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” ~ Earl Nightingale