Breaking free from fear of failure

“I admire that you have the guts to do this because I don’t”, a friend of mine recently said.

Well, this was never a decision without fear or worries. But, when we tried to come up with our worst case scenario then the worst we could imagine was that we would want to return home to a “civilized” world after a super-long vacation. However, there are still some issues to consider. Belize City is not known to be the safest-per-capita city, rather quite the opposite. Corruption and public in-efficiencies can be a normal day of life. But fear is also a strong deterrent tool. It enslaves our mind into not seeing the forest through all the trees, so to speak. And we have a plan of action to reduce our chances of anything happening to our family while residing in Belize. Plus, the beauty and the kind-hearted people there make up for any downsides by ten-fold. I am not stating that we are or will ever be fearless, but this decision is definitely liberating our minds.

John C Maxwell says it best that “the greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”

So if one is less fearful, then one is more courageous, right? Since I already started quoting others I figure I could end with one of the greatest thinkers that has ever lived. Aristotle said:  “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind, next to honor.”

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