Hope is the Only Thing Stronger Than Fear

Hope is the Only Thing Stronger Than Fear

I try to pay attention to what words float through my head the most.

I keep coming back to one: fear.

This fear, mixed with some anxiety, and some frustration, stifles me in my day-to-day ritual- I just keep coming back to it.

Everyone experiences this fear, I believe. Everyone is afraid of the next step. For me, it is college. For others, it is learning to drive, getting married, starting a new job…this fear follows us through every walk of life.

The ironic part is that I have no idea what particular thing I am afraid of! All I know is that something is changing and my natural response is to be afraid.

Maybe this is just a me thing, but I tend to run away before anything bad has even started to happen. Instead of welcoming change, I suppress it. Sometimes, though, we have to make changes in order to fulfill our need for happiness.

So, the question is, how do I conquer this fear so I can move on with my life?

Don’t think twice- just go.

One of the most important aspects of life is learning to trust our intuition. It takes time and practice, but most of us can recognize a good feeling when we experience it. Think of it like a trust exercise with yourself.

Finally, tell yourself that the anxiety you may be feeling due to a sizable change is excitement! I’m not afraid to go to college- I’m excited to start a new part of my life! Think of all the opportunities and new memories you will have.

Have you ever been fearful of a change in your life? Feel free to share your story, whether it is with me or with others.

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.

Grace

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