I'm going to put it all out on the table and admit that even when life is on track, I sometimes become frozen with fear. It doesn't happen often but when it does it can be difficult to shake it off. There is a lot to be fearful of today. The roads are NOT paved in gold. Everybody is NOT your friend. And, life is definitely NOT easy for anyone, all of the time. That is even more reason for you to keep your dreams flowing and your fears at bay!
Life is beautiful? No, life is hard? mmm...or, is life a challenge? The truth? life can be all of this and everything in between. I say, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what piece you're going to get!" You can do your best, pray till your knees hurt, cry till you have run out of tears, scream as loud as you can; and still, end up disappointed. On the other hand, you can choose to do nothing; and come out a WINNER!
You have most likely read, overheard, or possibly warned to 'worry about yourself instead of other people'. And, for good reason. Success is one of those things that every person defines for herself. You would think that being more successful than someone else would up your confidence level, but you would be wrong. Here is why:
Raven Symone, a new co-host of the long-running NBC daytime talk show, The View, evidently did not learn the age old lesson to "Think, before you speak". She is the most recent celeb or public figure, to have been exposed as having "foot in mouth" disease. It could be a career killer. Ms. Symone hasn't been on the show long enough to warm up her seat, however, there is an online petition that has 130,000 plus signatures calling for her to be fired.
You influence the world around you. Your sphere of influence may be relatively small or very wide, but no matter the size, you have the power to impact everyone you come in contact with. So, why not use what you have to make your piece of the world a more beautiful place?