Wednesday, August 25, 2010


When you ask someone what they are most afraid of, you will hear answers like spiders, snakes, sharks, the dark, water, heights etc. Most of the fears that people speak about are tangible. People aren't always quick to talk about the circumstantial fears.
When I think about my fears, my mind wanders to the unknown elements of my life. There are definitely tangible things that I don't like, but those are not what I most fear.
I am more afraid of the What if's?

What if I never get married?
What if I never have children?
What if I die young?
What if people don't like me?
What if I don't make a difference?

What if I don't fulfill my purpose?

Fear is a natural response to the unknown. So how do we deal with the fear?
Simple: ACT. The only way to get over any fear is to ACT. Some of my fears may never be resolved. Some of the What if's may never be fulfilled. ACT in spite of the fear. ACT as the spirit leads. ACT to make a difference.


  1. I love this! Thanks for posting

  2. I read this just at the right moment. There is a lot at stake today and I was starting to have fears/doubts about it all. There is much of it I can't control but this reminds me that I do have some power and every ACT that I do today will be for the positive and it will steer the days events toward the outcomes I am looking for! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I agree, Jennie. This is a super inspirational post. You're awesome and a terrific friend. I really appreciate your honesty and transparency!

  4. Glad it was an encouragement! It encouraged me too...just writing it!