Today, October 14, is National ‘Face Your Fears’ Day. Even the most macho among us have fears, whether we want to admit it or not. Sometimes we wear our fears on our sleeves for everyone to see, but other times, they are hidden. Maybe your child is getting his driver’s license–a moment you’ve dreaded since his birth. Maybe you are worried about your health. Or maybe it’s a fear of heights or spiders that has tormented you for years.
Regardless of your fears, they’re holding you back. They’re limiting your experiences in life. Today is the day to look those fears in the face. Think about it this way–once you face your fears, you are no longer limited by them. You’re free. You will be able to let go of those negative emotions and move on. And once you do that, you will become stronger and better able to handle future fears that may arise.
As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face. You must do the think which you think you cannot do.” There is nothing that you cannot do. All of life is yours. Just go out there and grab it.
For inspiration, read about Janine’s journey in facing–and overcoming–her most limiting fear.