How many things do you worry about that actually happen? Probably not many. But many of us live our lives in fear because of the what-ifs. What if someone ignores me when I try to talk to him/her? What if my life doesn’t turn out the way I want it to? What if I make a wrong choice (so, therefore, I won’t make ANY choice)? What if someone makes fun of me?
So, here are some lies that come from anxiety and their corresponding truths:
1. You can’t do it (a speech, a new job, a relationship, a workout). Truth: You will make it. Fake it ’til you become it. And, be honest with yourself about what you want.
2. You aren’t worth it (a friendship, someone’s time/effort, a conversation). Truth: You are worth it. Stop living in fear. Everyone fears rejection. Don’t let it rule you. Take the first step.
3. You won’t make it (through high school/college, your teens, your 20s, your 30s, your 40s. You get the idea.) Truth: You will make it. Just like you’ve made it through everything else that’s been tough in your life. Just like everyone around you has.
How would your life be different if you didn’t live in fear?