This #MondayMotivation quote from author Isabelle Laflèche really resonates with me these days. I hope that it is encouragement for someone this week.

When it comes to pursuing our goals, it’s not that we don’t have the passion or the skills to make them happen. A lot of times, we’re just scared to really put ourselves out there like we should. We’re afraid of failure, starting over, or whatever else. I say we because I’m definitely not exempt.

I’ve told y’all before that I don’t believe that everyone is absolutely fearless out here. You either have fears that you’re keeping bottled up or you’re out here living recklessly. So, I definitely get some jitters with even work that I’ve been doing for years. As time goes on, you develop more confidence, but there’s always that uncertainty at the beginning of any new project or event. It’s scary.

This quote reminds me that I have to be courageous in spite of my fears in order to pursue these passions of mine. We all do. It’s something we all know deep down, but now and then, we need the reminder. Today’s that day for me, and I’m sure a few of you.

When I read this book by Susan Jeffers, I recognized that fear is always going to be a part of our lives, especially if we’re consistently growing. However, it shouldn’t paralyze us to the point that we don’t move, and the book taught me some tips to get past them. Visualization is a huge part – one, visualizing succeeding at whatever I do and two, visualizing how relieved I’ll feel when whatever I do (win or fail) is over.

Remind yourself today and this week that you are able to achieve whatever goal or idea that you have in your heart. Then be courageous enough to give it everything you have. Truly.

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