This is my spin on a Jack Canfield saying, but I like it this way:
“The future is on the other side of fear.”
Sometimes we feel hemmed in or torn down by life.
And there is plenty of fear of failure and not being able to do what we need to do.
But the only way to get there is to get past the fear!
You need to look straight ahead into the future of what you want.
And you need to overcome your worst fear…that you’re not good enough, you’re not smart enough, you’re not strong enough, and you’re not beautiful enough.
…and the gnawing feeling inside that you can’t do it.
This is precisely when you need to center yourself, strengthen yourself, and pray for G-d’s help.
Whether to get over it, under it, or through it.
The future — your future — is on the other side of that fear — that fear that is holding you back.
No, you’re not stupid, ugly, weak, or unworthy.
Yes, you’re a child of the G-d on the most high.
So you can reach deep and reach high to accomplish your mission in life.
You can truly leap over mountains and even reach for the stars.
No, it’s not beyond you.
It’s right in front of you.
Take that deep breath, clench your fist, gird you sword, and ready yourself in every way.
The fear holding you back is yours to conquer.
And the future is yours to be had. ;-)
(Inspired by my wife, Dannielle Blumenthal)
(Source Graphic: Andy Blumenthal)