Love or Fear: Which will you choose?
Are you living your life based on love or fear?
When you pursue your goals, is it out of anxiety, fear of missing out, fear of failure, searching for validation from others, or are you afraid of losing your safety and security?
Or.. do you pursue your goals out of passion, love, excitement, and for the pure enjoyment of it?
Do you work hard just to achieve an outcome and then quickly move on to the next goal?
Or , do you work hard towards your outcome, but enjoy the process , the learning, and have the flexibility to shift and change and transform?
These are important questions to ask yourself because the intention and emotion you place behind goals will determine your ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life.
Fear operates from the mindset of lack of resources, time, opportunity, and more. You may not consciously think this, but if you feel anxious or fear in your actions or you feel an overwhelming pressure, then you are operating out of fear.
When pursuing goals out of fear, you limit your mindset. You can get tunnel vision and will miss out on better things that are meant for you.
You may ask yourself , "But isn't feeling fear important to know if you are in danger or about to make a mistake?" It can be, but there is a difference between the fear you feel when you want to pursue something but do not because you are afraid of failure (being authentic and pushing yourself outside of the comfort zone) vs. the fear that drives you to take a different action than what you truly want (playing small and safe).
To know the difference, ask yourself the following:
Is your fear paralyzing you from taking action or to "play it safe" in your life? If so, then you may need to assess why that is.
Are you procrastinating an action because it seems difficult or impossible? Then fear is playing a huge part because it is telling you that you are not capable of taking this action.
So what should you do instead?
To begin, you must ask yourself daily, "Am I taking action and doing the things that bring me joy and fulfillment"? Remember, your goals and dreams that fill your life with joy and love allows you to see all the possibilities in life. Love creates an abundance mindset, it does not fear competition, rejection, or failure. Loving what you do in life and having loving people surrounding you only amplifies your ability to pursue and achieve all the things that you have dreamed and imagined for yourself.
So which mindset will you choose? How will you lead your life?