Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.
Hiding from problems, or wishing we never had any, Never doing anything risky will always make the problems or dangers 10x worse
I know I was fairly babied as a kid, I never thought my own battles so facing the real world as a grown-up was a challenge and required more learning than the average adult.
And I sometimes still try to avoid facing problems,
But I’ve learnt that it’s easier to just hit them head-on, it eliminates the fear because you don’t have time to think too much, you just do and at the moment you’ll find that you are equipped to deal with anything.
Don’t pray for no danger, danger is where we grow
Did you workout today?
On the Daily Fuel podcast (Wake Up Warrior) Garret J White was telling a story about his trip to the sandwich shop
And long story short the New staff member said to him,
‘I’m going to require you to wear a mask’
Garrets response was classic…
‘If you’re going to require me to wear a mask, I’m going to require you to have worked out today’
And the point was and we see this in all areas of our lives not just with the Vid situation but people aren’t addressing the real problems
And Garrets point was basically a mask won’t protect you if your immune system is shot, if you’re not eating healthy, and exercising regularly, A mask will probably make it worse…
But we see it in relationships when a couple falls out they buy flowers or something to makeup but it does not solve the underlining problems of why you keep falling out.
It’s a false sense of protection, In reality, they aren’t really doing anything.
Across all areas of our life, there will be something that we don’t want to address so we mask it instead in hopes that it will eventually solve itself.
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.