Monday, March 30, 2015

Motivational Monday


EVERYTHING YOU WANT
IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR.
(Jack Canfield)

I've got some "scary" things coming up, one of which is moving houses. Granted, we're just moving down the road so most things will stay the same in terms of local restaurants and activities, etc. 

But I'm still feeling this element of suspense, of excitement, of second (or third or fourth) chances to do something new, to do something different, to reinvent not only my space but  also how I live in it. 

I'm starting to imagine my fears - all of them! - as walls. Big, solid ones made of dusty red brick. Long, meandering ones made of stacked river rocks. Gray stone monstrosities covered with trailing vines and eye-blinding bursts of colorful flowers. But no matter what they look like, I still need to either climb over them, get around them or plow through them to get what I want, to live the life I want.  

Let's do our best to not let fear stop us from . . . well, anything.

20 comments:

  1. Moving is stressful, but I like to envision the end result--a chance to start anew with a super clean house. :)

    Good luck, hon!

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  2. I let fear get to me all the time. Even the idea of success is scary because things changing is scary.

    Good luck with the move!

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    1. Change is scary but I try and remind myself it can be really good, too. :)

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  3. I say plow through them!
    Just think how organized everything will be when you are finished.

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  4. Moving is exciting but also so much work. Hope you'll share some pictures of your new place.

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    1. I might take some pics of my new office space once I'm relatively settled in it.

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  5. Sometimes it feels as though we need a tank to rip down that wall of fears, right? I've had nightmares about those walls. I'll keep my fingers crossed that yours just suddenly disappear into thin air

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    1. Hmm, maybe we can get a group discount on a nice, sturdy tank. :)

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  6. Fear is the enemy. Smash those walls!

    I feel your pain. Moving is the worst, isn't it? Even if it's a short distance, it still takes a ton of time and work.

    I'll be cheering you on!

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    1. Since it is such a short distance, I really didn't think it would be as much work and upheaval as it's turning out to be. Sigh.

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  7. A friend of mine once told me I should try something that frightens me every day - that's quite a challenge!

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    1. Yikes! But that idea does sound confidence-boosting....

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  8. I've seen this quote before but didn't know who said it. Good to know now!

    Good luck with your move, I know it will be a relief when it is all over.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I'm looking forward to being settled in. :)

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  9. As writers, our imaginations can concoct terrifying scenarios. That's great for novels, less so for coping with change.

    Hope your move goes smoothly!

    -- Barb, visiting from JR's blog

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    1. My imagination is often both a good friend and my own worst enemy. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Hi Madeline, Hopping over from Janet's blog. I love your quote and see why she used it for her subheader. Moving house is daunting. Congrats on winning NanoWriMo 2014! You must be fearless.

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    1. I wish I was fearless! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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