“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Facebook is an interesting thing, that most of us now use daily and live with. You probably found out about this blog through my posts on facebook. FB can give you a small glimpse into someones life. The thing is that it glorifies that persons life. It makes it seem like they are the most well rounded happy person on planet earth. From my FB people probably think that all I do is eat healthy, exercise everyday and only work on my business. Most of that is true but their is more to me than that. What my FB and probably all of your profiles don’t show people is the real 100% authentic you. What your profiles don’t show is that you have fears and insecurities. Most of them do not show you with your heart broken, or your body tired, bruised and beaten. Our profiles do not show that because we make a choice not to show those things to the world. It is very easy to portray an image over social media. How does anyone know if you are telling the truth or not? They can only see what you choose to show them.
This blog that I am cultivating is about being real. Hopefully I can help a person on two with my thoughts and ideas. One thing that you won’t see on my FB is posts about how I am extremely anxious, have panic attacks and have many fears in life. This blog is different I will share those things with you here.
Everyone on this earth will die at some point or another. One of my biggest fears is not leaving an impact on the world. I want to help people live healthy meaningful lives. When I die I hope people remember me as a good person, who cared for others, chased his dreams and didn’t let things stop him. I hope that I will be remembered as someone who showed the world the real me.
An issue that I face on a regular basis are my panic attacks. They started about a year ago and have not gone away. When I have one my chest gets tight, my breathing accelerates and I start to sweat. My panic attacks are triggered mainly from my business. I still do not have the 100% confidence in what I am doing or trying to do. This is something I am constantly working on.
Another fear that I have that is pretty irrational, it is my fear of the ocean. The shear size of it terrifies me. Not knowing what lies below the water and being out of my element all feed my fear. It is something that I must get over at some point or another.
If you’re living your life in fear and not showing the world who you really are, then something needs to change. One activity that helped me was making a list of my fears and then thinking about each one rationally. Or if you have a loved one who will not judge you, share those fears with that person. You can live a life without fear, a life full of happiness and confidence. It will just take time to build up those areas of your life just like it does to build your biceps.
Take some time out of your busy schedule today and think about your life or maybe even just the coming day. Visualize how you want it to go. Start making choices that will ultimately lead you to achieving happiness and fulfillment in your life.