What are you afraid of? It’s a question I’m going to answer today for the day 06 of 30-day blog challenge I launched a few days ago. Here, I won’t be talking about phobias – fear of heights, snakes, spiders or cockroaches. Instead, I’ll be diving a little deeper and talk about fears to the core.
Cha, what are you afraid of?
1. Giving up on the right things.
We are taught to believe that the best approach to a life of success is to not give up. Although perseverance, persistence and grit are the essential ingredients of success, so is knowing to walk away. However, when you finally do so, what if you realize you give up on the right thing? You never really know until it is done.
2. Leaving words unsaid.
Communication is an important cornerstone of relationships. It’s through our words and actions that we share our true selves with others. I believe that we all have the desire to be understood, but it can only happen if we speak our mind. What if you choose not to express yourself authentically to a person just because you think there’s always a time for that – only to regret it when that same person passes away. As much as possible, express yourself now to your parents, siblings, friends and even enemies. The more honestly you share yourself with, the more peaceful and fulfilling your life will be.
3. Fear of mediocrity
A lot of people are happy or contented being a mediocre. It may sound crazy, but it’s true. It’s either they choose to be like that or they are left with no choice. These people, I believe, once had dreams and goals for themselves but they allowed their environment to limit them. That’s why now, they are swimming in the sea of mediocrity. This is what I fear of to happen to me. I also have read somewhere that to avoid this, focus on what you want, give it your all and never give up.
4. Living without a purpose.
Sooner or later, we will depart this place. If you ask an average person what life is all about, it’s common to hear answers such as love, family, wealth, influence, success and development. Suppose, life is about these things, would we really be fulfilled if we have all of these? What about these people – front liners, war heroes? What about the stillborn babies? Does this mean that their lives are without meaning?
Life is never without meaning, and according to the source of the only truth – the bible, life should revolve around the Maker of all these things. What I really want is to live a life enjoying His gifts at all times – a life where my eyes are fixed on the eternal things and not on this temporal world. I want to live a life that is pleasing to His eyes. I am only human and my greatest fear is falling short of God’s will for me.
This post is part of 30-day blog challenge below.
How about you? What are you afraid of? Let littlemisadvencha know in the comment section.
Cha of Little Misadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, researcher and a fur mom. She came from General Santos City and finds that everything in life teaches her a lesson. She is inspired to write about and out of her experiences, but later found out that it was her experiences that actually inspire her.