Monday, February 13, 2017
Featuring Darius Amore
Photography By Demetrius Markee
Fear can be extremely stifling to one's growth. You can allow fear to consume your mind and leave you in a state of being that has you believing that you are not capable. You can be a person of such substance, such depth and someone who has the potential to achieve great things and fear has the ability to step in and stop you dead in your tracks.
People often times use fear as a crutch or as a means to an out in a situation that they feel they are not prepared for. Allowing fear to take charge in a situation can unfortunately cause one to lose out on greatness, that they were unaware lay waiting ahead for them. It's extremely easy to let the fear of failing,of being let down or simply not being seen as enough cloud your vision. Fear can force you to make decisions that later on in life, you look back on and wish you had the opportunity to change.
There comes a time in a person's life where although the overwhelming feeling of fear is present, you must continue on with trying to achieve. Regardless of what it is that you have in mind to do, put the effort in and don't let fear stand in the way of your attempt. If you want something then you have to be willing to go after it. Sometimes we know deep down when something feels right and no matter how much our mind wants to tell us it isn't, our guts and our hearts say otherwise.
You have to know that with all things there will be moments that scare you and that's okay! Don't let your fear dictate the decisions you make in life. Take that risk on love, take that risk on a relocation, take that risk on a dream job, take the risk of truly accepting who you are. Fear can only do what we allow it to do and only consume as much of our lives as we give it the ability to. Sometimes we have to be more than what we think we are, sometimes we have to instead walk in what we know we are.
Shed the thoughts that hinder you, that make you question yourself, question your relationships and question your friendships. Get rid of those who don't believe in you and mean you no good. Become comfortable in your own skin, trust in the process, trust in something bigger than yourself. For it's when you are able to take risks in life that you have moved beyond being fearful and have become fearless.