This has got me thinking from a few different perspectives. First I look at today. There is a lot going on that I am concerned about. Things about my family, my job, friends of mine and what they are going through, the economy, current things going on in my community, state and the country. Am I afraid? Sure, a little. But Susan is right, I need to be less afraid. I need to start doing things that are under my control to help these things that I have concerns for. Fear is part of life. I am choosing to find some great things from it. You can too!
Some of these worries I need to recognize that I cannot control. I need to look at them and realistically look at from the standpoint of what can I really do about them? If there are things that I can do about them, then I need to decide to do those things or not. Both choices will have consequences. So does doing nothing as I must remember, that is a choice too.
Some of these worries, in fact all of them now that I think about it, actually make me want to become better! Instead of falling down, crying, complaining that these things are so horrible, that life is unfair, blaming others, etc., I really need to become better in all aspects of my life in order to handle these and other things that get thrown at me. Sam Crowley has said this over and over, we need to become bigger than our problems. We need to become better in order to deal with things better throughout our lives. At age 50 this seems so clear to me and I really wonder why it didn’t appear to me sooner.
The truth is simply that this message did come to me, in fact much earlier in life. The key was that I was not ready for it. Or maybe even it wasn’t the right messenger that told me about it earlier in my life. Whatever the reason, I’m sure glad that I have the understanding of it now. Please feel free of taking this thought and using it to help yourself and your future now. Don’t wait. How can you take Susan’s advice to heart? What is holding you back in some area of your life? Because of the things going on in my life, there needs to be things I have to do and make changes with, in order to get better and do the things I know I need to do! How about you?