“What if” what kind of statement is this?? Who Invented it and why do we use it? It’s like an expectation that will most probably never happen, a false hope that may or may not cause unnecessary stress in life. It may even go as far as to stop you from moving forward onto something that could and maybe should change your life.
We all have our own comfort zones things we’d prefer to do, things we don’t want to change. The phrase “what if?” can almost be seen as our excuse. We won’t do something because “what if” something happens. Quite frankly i think it’s a fear, a fear of the unknown. Personally I try not to create comfort zones, I won’t lie to you and say I don’t have any but I seriously wish I didn’t and try find new ways of getting out of the comfort zones I am in, I also prevent myself from creating new ones by trying not to say no to harmless favours, tasks and questions. I like the message that came out of “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey in it, This is precisely what I am trying to do although he took it one step too far, sure their needs to be a balance on this.
I mean how boring would life be if we all lived in a box, People who live life without fear are more free. I was told never do things that can be seen as “dangerous” such as walking in the street at night, driving alone at night etc but seriously why not?? If something is going to happen to me it will happen one way or another, if it’s meant to happen it will. I am not saying be stupid about it as in “looking for trouble” be sensible about things like I said Balance. “Never let the fear of strikinng out keep you from playing the game” Cinderella Story
My new challenge in life after this realisation is to not be afraid and to just go with it.
There’s a quote that I am sure you’ve seen pop up everywhere “life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t & believe that everything happens for a reason. if you get a chance, take it. if it changes your life, then let it. nobody said it’d be easy they just promised that it’d be worth it.” – Harvey Mackay. I love this quote and it goes against the phrase “what if” which I now see as an excuse and a fear, so if you find yourself saying What if? Stop and think for a minute, ask yourself really “What is my excuse?” and “what am I afraid of?” and once you have the answer to this confront the issue and deal with it appropriately and you will find that when you realise there is nothing to be afraid of or that you stop making excuses you really will go with it.
This is my new challenge in life and it seems to be working out quite well for me, so if not why not??
Inside she’s a witch, But only a few notice. She keeps me right where she wants, Like a venomous snake wrapped tightly around me. I don’t have a choice, It’s Impossible to climb out of the trap. When she calls my name, It’s as if iced cold water has been poured over me. I try […]
I have decided to start this blog. Why? You may ask. Well I’ve always liked the ideas of blogs and online journals but I’ve always had the idea that those type of things are for politicians, people who wish to be heard, people with a purpose, Previously oppressed people from the apartheid era or War etc. As I’ve Matured over the years I have come to realise that a blog is for anyone who wishes to express their ideas to the world, and this is exactly my intention.
I’ve always been bad at keeping diaries and journals and never thought i have enough creativity and will power to write a book so here is my attempt at a blog. I’m very excited about it and look forward to sharing many stories and experiences.
My thoughts on this page are my own, I normally am very self conscious and sometimes insecure and always care too much what people think, this page is a page where i will say what i feel and not be ashamed, Haters are gonna hate right? but right now, right here I don’t care.
I’ve always been inspired by many singers such as Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift and Pink to name a few, these talented singers express themselves in their songs, they write songs that have meaning to them and express how they feel about certain topics, they clearly feel very strongly about these views and wish to share them with the world. Seeing as I can’t sing this will be my version of expressing myself and letting the world know about it without being famous.
So this was a small taste of who I am and what to expect from this blog site.