#MotivationalMonday Motivated by Fear
Yesterday during small group we discussed fear for a moment. And afterwards I had a thought…
In an attempt to keep this post short (this topic could easily turn into a 500 page essay) I will just say this: Fear keeps you in a roundabout of motion leading your path in circles.
When we make our decisions based on fear we end up still unsatisfied in the end.
Example: I need to run this race fast so people will think I’m a legit ‘runner’.
You end up racing either well or poorly yet find yourself still dissatisfied with your performance. Thinking maybe you could have run faster. Or you need to race again to continuously prove yourself.
When you’re operating out of fear I think we tend to constantly seek approval from others and ourselves.
Motivated by love:
I WANT to and am privileged to run this race because it brings me joy and is fun for me.
You end up running the race regardless of ‘training’, bettering your health, and enjoying the friendships that it brings. You look forward to any races that may come up next but feel no pressure to race or prove your worth to anyone. You can enjoy your hard work!
All of this can easily correlate with anything else in life. Whether it’s a career choice, marriage, having or not having children…
Take some time today to honestly reflect within yourself. If you find yourself operating out of fear in any area of your life maybe take a quiet moment to journal it all down with pen and paper. Then, begin retraining your mind to see things through love.
“I get to race because I love the sport.”
“I want to focus on losing weight because I love my body and want to honor it in health.”
“I’m taking this job because I love my passion for x,y, or z.”
Don’t let fear rule your life. Fear is a form of punishment. Why punish yourself? Life is tough enough.
Do you run to ‘prove’ yourself to others or yourself?
Where do you think you operate from primarily?
Is there any one situation you could look at differently?
run pink. 💗
12 Feb 2018 / runpinkjess / 2
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