Life In Focus | Poem

Life is never perfect, nor is it ever going to be the easiest of journey’s for anyone, but that’s fine because nothing that is worth having ever comes easy.

Sometimes (always) we want to take the easy route out of something, whether it is quitting before you’ve tried something (I almost did that recently), or avoiding situations that could very easily lead you directly to where you want to be in the future.

Why are we so afraid of facing tough situations, especially when people we knew, who are older than us, and have been there before themselves, have told us that by enduring these problems, we will come out all the more stronger for it in the long run? We can’t just expect for everything to be handed to us. Working for what we want is not just going to make us stronger, but it will give us a sense of pride also.

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From today, this very moment even, I want you to face something you have been shying away from, because fear is a great asset to have, the best teammate you could ask for. It is the one thing that will push you forward if you don’t give in and let it drag you backwards instead. Use it to your advantage and like a quote my mother always uses: ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’!

Chloe Lauren x

What Do You Fear?

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Everyone has a fear, whether it is of failure, leaving home, socially, looking like the bad person in any situation, etc. I know there are many, many other forms of fears and phobias that can strike people at any moment, but for me, these are the main ones which keeps me contained  and locked away in a vault of anxiety.

I’m almost sure I am just afraid of being afraid.

I always thought that being fearful, of well, anything, was such a negative thing and showed you to be someone of weakness, but then I began to realise that it is something we all have, in some way or another. We all have something which frightens us (unless you’re my stepdad), and causes us to shy away from something bigger, or reaching a goal that we may have.

I’ve always been told that our fears are what enlighten us and give us the power to become stronger. Once we face our fears we can fully take control of our lives. Although I am not quite at that stage yet, I really find the idea of that to be interesting and something I really do wish to achieve in the future.

Become a stronger and happier version of me, that would just be amazing, wouldn’t you think?

To get to that point, I just need to take action, not for my friend’s, not for my family, but for me and only me!

Lonely Girl x

Quote Of The Day

“Nothing is to be feared, only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

  • Marie Curie

Quote Of The Day

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power.”

  • Jim Morrison