Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Now Comes the Fear

Moving 2,600 miles away, buying a home and leaving everything you know and are comfortable in tends to bring a little fear with it. It also brings the self doubt. Will I make new friends? Will I still keep the relationships with the friends I have now? Will I love it there? Will I be sad or happy? What if I hate it but trapped there? The list can go on and on. 

At the same time, I believe that you can't live your life in fear. You can't let the fear take over. You have to fight the fear to really live. Sometimes you'll make decisions that aren't right but you learn from them and move on. You can't be afraid to make a change. I found these quotes and they made me feel a little better. No matter what you're going through, maybe they'll help....

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~Les Brown

The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you. ~Elmer Davis
I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change…. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.  ~Erica Jong
Do not let your fears choose your destiny. ~ Unknown
Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse. ~Norman Vincent Peale 
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom. ~Mary Ferguson
Where fear is, happiness is not. ~Seneca
Fear is a habit, so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resigination. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves," I can! and I will!" 
Do what you fear most and you control fear. Tom Hopkins
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy. Denis Waitley
Fear is faith that it won't work out. 
There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there. ~Donna Favor
Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead. ~Jerry Gille


Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Years ago I read "fear the fear and do it anyways" or something like that. I don't even know if I still have that book. It was for a class and I was scared to even read it. Once done, it changed my thinking. Fear is our friend. We may not know it, we may not look at it that way but it is our friend. It'll help us become stronger and learn and grow.

So yes, those quotes are awesome...and yes, you'll be doing fine. Trust me. :)

lil desiqua said...

It is scary, but it's also been something you've been working towards and waiting for! And I agree with you, you can't let fear of the unknown stop you! This could be an amazing experience!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I always tell myself that it's just life and that it moves on whether you're scared or not... so you might as well not be scared and enjoy things instead!

henning love said...

change is always scary especially when it means a new city a new state a new area! but just gotta embrace it, face that fear head on!

Unknown said...

It can be so scary to have big changes like that, and you're right to have fear, but you can't let fear rule you. The experiences you gain from pushing past the fear make it all worth it.

Kristin said...

change is hard but good! lots of bloggers in nor cal :)

Anonymous said...

Great quote and you are going to make an awesome californian :-) You will love it and be soo happy here! Keep up with your positive attitude!

Sienna said...

these are great quotes, and yes it is scary but you can't let it stop you! I'm moving soon myself and its scary but also exciting