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It Would Be Spiritual Suicide

Not going after your dream is spiritual suicide.

It was fear that stopped me from taking my first steps. It was fear that prevented me from committing to a path that I knew was going to be incredibly lonely but worthwhile. What I couldn’t say for a long time is “I can do that.” However, now I say “It’s possible.” It’s possible to accomplish this dream. It’s possible to be what I know I can be. Will I have to change in order to accomplish this? Yes. I will have to do things I have never done in order to become the man I want to be.

You can become comfortable. You can become stagnant. You heart can beat with less passion. But when this happens, expect normality. Expect nothing short of mediocrity. If that’s where you want to live then fine…but for me, when I am looking into my heart and trying to find what I want to do with myself…there is no room for mediocrity.

%inspirational quotes

It’s the small steps that climb mountains. It’s the daily efforts that are unseen by everyone that make all the difference in the world. Champions are made in the routine. The war is between you and yourself. Only you are responsible for the greatest amount of dedication you can bring forth. You have to give it your absolute all. You have to put your heart and soul towards it.

Bring forth your greatest asset – your spirit

Behind every fear is the person you want to be. But fear can paralyze us all. It can stop us from accomplishing what we ache to achieve. When fear is greater than our desire to see something succeed, we will never change. We will remain in tar. Your spirit will begin to flicker and soften.

Fear is a liar.

Fear will tell you no more than anything else in this world. Fear, the strongest type, comes from within. You can answer to it or you can be a slave to it. You can use it to motivate yourself or you can let it destroy your life drip by drip. Do not think for a second that the constant dripping of fear onto your dream is insignificant. An uncontrolled drip over time can put a hole in you.

It’s spiritual suicide to not go after the dream that has continued to remain strong in your mind despite the failures. You must answer the call. You must because you can. Without it, the dream will die with you and the world will never see what you could have truly offered it.

Take that dream out of your head and create it. Make it happen. You will be the happiest you have ever been.

- Evan Sanders

 

31 Comments

  1. February 13, 2014

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    that my links will too.

  2. February 9, 2014

    Reblogged this on Wandering Pixie and commented:
    Look fear in the eyes, do not let it cripple your dreams!

  3. February 6, 2014

    Reblogged this on hazybreeze.

  4. February 5, 2014

    Reblogged this on JennNnjuiice.

  5. February 5, 2014

    Reblogged this on I Am Miss..

  6. February 4, 2014

    Powerful, and such a great reminder.

    Your powerful words: “Do not think for a second that the constant dripping of fear onto your dream is insignificant. An uncontrolled drip over time can put a hole in you.”

    Reminds me of the saying “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself’.
    I believe we should be afraid of being afraid. Being “constantly” afraid, we will not have the power to conquer many of our obstacles.

    Thank you for inspiring…

  7. February 3, 2014

    […] It Would Be Spiritual Suicide. […]

  8. February 3, 2014

    Fascinating take on this topic…well done!

  9. February 3, 2014

    This is my favorite post I have read of yours thus far… Thanks for sharing it! :)

  10. Abi
    February 3, 2014

    Thank you! I needed to be reminded…..

  11. February 3, 2014

    So true.

  12. February 3, 2014

    well written

  13. Jose
    February 3, 2014

    Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing that with us.

  14. February 3, 2014

    Very true. I am actually discussing the paralyzing effect of fear these days. That, which prevents us from seeing and moving forward

  15. Tee
    February 2, 2014

    My courages seems to wax and wane. I often feel as though I’ve hit pause instead of play.

  16. February 2, 2014

    …thank u….fa just pulling me up off the ground…

    *the power of words*

  17. February 2, 2014

    You give me so much courage. My biggest fear is going beyond a simple crush on this guy at the gym for the past year and actually making more of an effort, to even just be open to him. My doubt weighs a whole in my heart. Your reminder drips hope in instead. Thank you.

  18. February 2, 2014

    Thank you sharing this. It’s just what I needed lately.

  19. February 2, 2014

    Reblogged this on an escape and commented:
    Absolutely love.

  20. February 2, 2014

    Love this post. A life without passion is mediocre.

  21. February 2, 2014

    But there are certain things that we have no control over. I, for instance, dream of my book’s being accepted generally, rather than by individuals (my publishers are shits, by and large). I’ve flogged my guts out and have reached a point where I cannot do any more. No loss of spirit: just an acknowledgement of defeat.

    • February 3, 2014

      Dear M.R. If to have your books accepted into the mainstream is what is burning most brightly in your heart, then there is always a way. Don’t give up!! This lady decided that rather than continuing to battle with her publishers she would do it the way she wanted to…
      http://www.3news.co.nz/Overnight-success-for-author-who-never-gave-up/tabid/418/articleID/329998/Default.aspx

    • February 3, 2014

      Sorry, didn’t make myself clear. My book has been published already, by a recognised publisher. But they have no faith in it, and are doing nothing for its publicity. I’ve done everything I can, and am now out of ideas.I’m not seeking them from you: I’m just saying that there ARE things we have no control over.

    • February 3, 2014

      They had enough faith in it to publish it in the first instance…

      And your readers have faith in it judging by the reviews.

      But regardless, congratulations to you on your success of sharing with the world what must have been a highly difficult topic to allow yourself to be so raw with.

    • February 3, 2014

      And there’s the irony.
      No matter: thanks, Paul …

  22. February 2, 2014

    “Do not think for a second that the constant dripping of fear onto your dream is insignificant. An uncontrolled drip over time can put a hole in you.”

    Powerful.

  23. February 2, 2014

    Reblogged this on Reminiscing of Romance.

  24. aspiritsong
    February 2, 2014

    Thank you for reminding me. I needed that.

  25. February 2, 2014

    I hear you. And it’s so stressful to consider just living a life of normalcy. But we have to define what is normal and what isn’t. For some, making a decent living is a dream because they grew up homeless or in a situation in which they never had stability.

    For me, I dream of the best-selling novel, finishing my dissertation and being “Dr.” etc.

    So I say go for the dream, whatever your dream may be.

    • February 2, 2014

      absolutely! But only you can answer that! Only you can answer what mediocrity is to you.

      E.

  26. February 2, 2014

    True posts. Fear can paralyze us. http://loungeshowatxen.wordpress.com

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