Many people let fear set their path…Don’t become a statistic; learn how to choose a path of joy and optimism to better your life.
Does this sound familiar? After years in one career, they may feel the need to try other things in life, but they have an outstanding job and make good money, so they stay put, sacrificing their joy and optimism.
Anything else would be too risky.Why does this happen? Some people don't like change and prefer to stay in their comfort zone, but most often, fear can paralyze people, robbing them of the pursuit of things that might be. It can suck away their joy and optimism. In situations like this, when we allow fear to drive us, we are trapped in mediocrity. It may feel safer in the movement, but it's dangerous in that it steals joy, drains the spirit, and wastes human potential.
Taking things to the next level
Letting go of this fear will not only make you more confident, but it will provide you with the momentum to take things to the next level and get more joy out of life. Optimism will propel you to greater heights. That's the lesson here; optimism is feeling confident that your plans will have a successful outcome. We need to practise positivity to find the courage to repel debilitating fear. Yet many struggle to overcome their fear due to their need for perfection. Frequently people strive for perfection out of fear of failure and spend time mourning their disappointments instead of reveling in their achievements and planning future accomplishments. Whatever the reason, there is a high price to pay when perfection is the goal.
Understanding it's okay to make mistakes is vital. It's how we learn and grow by realizing what didn't work. The greatest inventions in the world were born out of failure because the inventor didn't quit. Be willing to give it all you have, because it may take that to succeed. In the end, when you obtain what you wanted, the effort will have been worth it.
Joy is an integral part of our lives. It's the feeling of great pleasure, happiness, and peace, but it's not an innate feeling, we must choose it every day. The benefits are immeasurable, impacting our mind, body, and soul. Joy should be a core part of us. We need it to build optimism and work through free and our daily challenges. Never settle until you find your joy.