Welcome to 2020 – the year of Fearless

Welcome to 2020 – the year of Fearless

If SPARK brought me far along on my evolution in thinking, then there should, in theory be some relationship between last year’s word, and this one. And given that this year’s word came to me in a Chinese fortune cookie – of all things! – I have to believe that’s true. There’s a component of the Law of Attraction at work here, and I do believe in it.

Fearless fortune cookie
Conquer your fears. Otherwise, your fears will conquer you

Last year began with the Shift – this year begins with the decision to not allow fear to be a factor in my decisions. Putting it as a positive, 2020 is the year of being Fearless. If I’m scared of doing something, or of trying – I’m going to do it anyway (damn the consequences). I became aware last year that fear was halting my forward progression in some ways – and 2020 is the year I take that emotion out, and disinfect it with the bright sunlight of day.

Am I scared? – absolutely! But nothing worthwhile ever came from playing within the lines. I like this quote from Jack Canfield, as well…that’s a little more prettified than the fortune cookie.

Fear can be healthy, or it can be paralyzing. Whatever the goal, whatever the task – let fear propel your forward. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable feelings.

I’ll be keeping you posted on my walk with fear this year…and I want to know what strategies you have for facing fears. It’s going to be a long year, and I’m sure I’m going to need some help along the way. But being honest with you is step one of my journey.

4 comments on “Welcome to 2020 – the year of Fearless
  1. Teri Lucas says:

    Here I sit at the end of a day that held within itself the inherent, “no” of fear. Once I started doing the task at hand the moment of “what was the big problem anyway” settled in next to me keeping me company as I worked. Fear is the no we already have, acknowledging our fears and facing them leads to the yes we long to say. Say yes Linda, simply say yes. Part of my own last minute-ness has to do with the fear of the quilting community not liking me, or liking what I’m doing. There is a strong fear that the thing that I’ve worked on won’t be well received when it finally makes its public debut.

    I think the thing that pushed me through to completing this, and several other things, was friends in many ways shoving me through the door. Just do it. Brain dump and write they said. So when you need an ear to remind you that you’ve got this, when you need somoeone to listen to the thing that’s underlying call me. You’re awesome. Go dream big.

    • PatchPearl says:

      Thank you for such a thoughtful, meaningful response! Just saying it out loud makes it smaller, and more manageable. Now, what dragons can I go slay today?

  2. Karen says:

    I think I’ll take this path along with you, Linda. I think to some extent we learn fear as we get older. Many things we didn’t know enough yet to be wary of in our 20’s. Seen through more experienced eyes, eyes that know how things can go wrong, tackling something new can become scarier. As Teri points out, consciously making a mental shift to “Yes” can melt a lot of these barriers to doing. I’m loving this.

  3. A little late to the start of the game, but I’m joining you in proclaiming this “fear” theme to push myself forward this year. I purchased a longarm early last year and my 1st project is still loaded on it because life hit me hard shortly after the purchase and finding an office job to support my learning curve has not been fruit-full. Currently between my job search & generating my home-based business plan for the longarm and beyond has been my day job it’s frustrating that I can’t seem to get past it.

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