With graduation comes about a million questions, and about 60% of them scare me. Making decisions this summer and within the next couple of months is going to be hard, and I know that there will be compromises made.
One thing I don’t want to do is make decisions out of fear. I don’t want to stop myself from moving across the country because I’m scared I won’t make friends, or that I’ll be too far away from my family. While discussing the future with one of my good friends, I said “I’m scared of moving, but I don’t want to live my life making decisions based on fear”
I want to live my life acknowlegding my fears, but never letting them rule my life. Fear is healthy, but don’t let it rule your decisions.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said “Do one thing everyday that scares you.” This may mean killing a bug (I know, I hate doing it too), cooking for yourself, telling someone how you really feel or writing a powerful blog post.
When we allow fear to rule our decisions, we miss out on life. This isn’t me saying that you can’t be afraid, because right now I’m terrified of graduation, leaving my friends and family as well as the prospect of finding a job. But I’m not letting it stop me from living my life.
Within the next four months I am going to be making a lot of decisions, but today I’ve decided not to let fear rule them. I will make my decisions based on opportunities for growth, and can not wait to see where I go and the difference I will try to make!
When have you decided not the let fear rule your decisions? How do you conquer your fears?