Recently, I’ve realised that I spend a lot of time feeling scared. Really scared.

About lots of things.

About most things.

I used to see being scared as weakness. That I was pathetic.

That there was something wrong with me.

Not anymore though.

It’s normal to be scared.

Scared out of your mind.

To experience resistance about doing something or saying something or going somewhere or changing or trying or doing or not doing.

Being scared is a good thing.

It is.

Know why? Because where there is fear, there is courage.

Courage is never far away.

You can’t have one without the other.

And courage is a beautiful thing.

Courage is standing up and saying, “I’m scared out of my fucking mind right now, but I’m going in. I’m doing it.”

And where’s there’s courage, there are wonderful things.

Waiting in the wings.

Wonderful things that make you feel alive. And human. And free. And bubbling inside. And colourful. And happy. And hands-in-the-air. And just that little bit better than before.

Go on.

Be scared.

Be alive.


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ps2: I am reading this book at the moment. It’s so good. I’m obsessed with swimming at the moment, and this lady took swimming to the extreme and then some. This book inspires me daily, to be scared and do the scary thing anyway. What book(s) are you reading at the moment?