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The Storm

When will the problems of life subside Can I ever just be truly happy? When will I live without pain Without constant bad thoughts
I am not a pessimist But at times life causes me to act like one How can I be optimistic? When everything seems wrong
It rains without end There is no sunshine No light can be seen It is like a never ending storm

Are you still dreaming?

What is holding you back from your dreams? I ask myself that every once in a while. I recognize that I could be farther along in my career if fear was not holding me back. That is to say, fear coupled with doubt. I'm pretty certain that the two are best friends, because you will not have one without the other.

Fear and doubt visit you too, right? Don't make me feel like I am all alone on this. Here are a few examples of how they've appeared to me.

I dream of... going to graduate school.

Doubt:"But what if I can't get accepted into a graduate school?"  Fear: "I don't want to be rejected."
I dream of... purchasing a house.

Doubt: "What if I  lose my job and then have issues with paying the mortgage?" Fear:"I don't want to have to foreclose and have a big financial mess."
I dream of... running a marathon.  Doubt:"How will I run a marathon if I can't even run a mile now?" Fear:"I don't want to fail and look s…