No, they said they wanted to be something great.
Why, because they haven’t learned to hold themselves back yet, that’s why.
Let me ask it this way; “If fear wasn’t an option what would you do?”
I know it seems like a hard question, but is it? Here are some thoughts on fear that may help you.
If you listen to your fears you will die, never knowing what a great person you might have been.
- Robert H. Schuller
Our doubts are traitors, and make us loose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. -Helen Keller
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” —Harry S. Truman
At some point in your life you took a detour and allowed fear to move you in a different direction than maybe the one you should have been traveling. God puts gifts and talents in each and everyone of us, but through our fears we put a lid on them. We create a ceiling that stops us from reaching the next level. As the Shakespeare quote states, “Our doubts are traitors.”
My encouragement today, take some time and reflect on your life and allow yourself to see the gifts that you have. Then get ready to take your first step. As Martin Luther King Jr. said“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”