When you pulled out too soon.
I was on this 5 day training program with Garret J White and he tells this story of when you put children through swim survival lessons
And as traumatic as it can be to watch you cannot pull the child out until they have passed training otherwise they’ll be traumatised for life and have panic attacks etc when they enter the water…
Now this applies to everything else we do in life too…
We try something new, it’s scary do we continue or quit?
I had a Road Traffic Collision once and was swiped along the motorway by an artic truck
Courtesy car arrived the next day and I was driving again, the day after back on the motorway… a little shaky but still on there.
Then I had to return the Car and didn’t bother getting a new one for like a year
And guess what
Since I hadn’t been on the motorway since the last time the simple thought of it petrified me, so I avoided them for another year…
I pulled out to soon aka not constantly going on them after the accident so the fear had grown in my mind
And I was traumatised so to speak…
Where across your life did you pull out too soon
And now the thought of doing x scares the hell out of you
And what can you start doing taking the steps to conquer that fear
The Weight and Filter of the past
Is what we are basing our lives we live today on.
What happened in the past does not equal your future…
But when you look out of the horizon on your future, you are looking through a lens that is filtered from past mistakes.
So you cannot get past them and you are constantly living in the past today.
Which means you cannot progress because of this weight that’s dragging you down.
But this filter is from the past, right… So why should it determine what you do in the future?
Why should we be held back by a filter that isn’t even relevant anymore…
So you need to find a way to let go of the weight and remove the filter so you can start living today.
It’s not the absence of fear that makes us brave,
It’s how we act when fear is present.
Everyone gets scared, Everyone has something to fear.
I think everyone at some point has wanted to curl up into a ball and hide from the world, which is ok but great things get done when we feel that fear and face them anyway (I think that’s the name of a book.)
The future is uncertain, The way the world is right now, I definitely want to find a rock and hide under it.
But that will do no good.
Make a stand, don’t fear being afraid.
Fear is always near
Who fact checks the fact checkers?
We live in a world where your post, video, blog or whatever can be removed for breaching guideline
Where if you post something that goes against an agenda they will label it as fake news.
But who are they and where have they got their facts from?
If something true gets posted and is branded false, the chances are people are going to believe its false.
Then it comes down to another form of manipulation and control and in aid of stopping misinformation, they are promoting misinformation (but to benefit an agenda.)
So the job comes down to me and you to do an already hard task at figuring out what is true or not and not believing everything we see and read at face value.
That old saying –
Those who control the media, control the people (or something along those lines)
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
No one is responsible for your happiness,
And your not responsible for anyone else’s
No one is responsible for your growth
No one is responsible for your career
No one is responsible for the actions you take, or dont take
Stop waiting for other people to solve your problems,
Stop blaming other people,
Just get out there and tend to your garden and watch what happens
It’s all on you.