I was reading blogs on the internet recently and saw this poem about fear. It gave me lots to think about. Fear holds us back and stops us fulfilling our potential. Fear knocks us down and often keeps us down. I wanted to share it because it is so true. Nothing ever really holds us back, except ourselves.

I feared being alone until I learned to like myself.

I feared failure until I realised that I only fail when I don’t try.

I feared success until I realised that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.

I feared people’s opinions until I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.

I feared rejection until I learned to have faith in myself.

I feared pain until I learned that it’s necessary for growth.

I feared the truth until I saw the ugliness of lies.

I feared life until I experienced its beauty.

I feared death until I realised that it’s not an end, but a beginning.

I feared my destiny until I realised that I had the power to change my life.

I feared hate until I saw that it was nothing but ignorance.

I feared ridicule until I learned how to laugh at myself.

I feared growing old until I realised that I gained wisdom every day.

I feared the future until I realised that life just kept getting better.

I feared the past until I realised that it could no longer hurt me.

I feared the dark until I saw the beauty of the starlight.

I feared the light until I learned that the truth would give me strength.

I feared change until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly had to undergo a metamorphosis before it could fly.


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