I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.
Following the strange feeling in your gut, and taking action in the direction of your dreams brings you closer to the challenges you must face to become the person who possesses the characteristics associated with those dreams. What does the person look like – what characteristics does he/she have – how does the individual carry himself?
The answers to these questions are built into the challenges necessary to take on when following your heart. Many challenges will crush you and force you to grow from the experience and others will leave you with contentment in your efforts. The path is not linear – it is not well trodden – there are thorns, monsters, scary insects, rough terrain – but a lot of it is based in fear.
The THING is not as scary as the thought of the thing. And this is an important concept to take note of. Fear is to be traveled towards – not something we go around because it’s difficult and uncomfortable. EAT THE CAKE – and deal with the consequences afterwards. You may have some reservations about doing the thing you’re afraid to do but when you travel towards this fear – you gain the power.
So EAT THE CAKE – when looking back you will be glad you did.