This is my 2-year old cousin who as you may be able to see is wearing a cast on his left leg. All day he hobbled around on that cast without a care in the world. He would get up on the diving board and jump into the pool (with a little help from his mom) and get back out and do it all over again. He was absolutely fearless. That cast was not going to keep him from playing with the other kids, getting in the pool and having fun!
He was my teacher that day. There was no fear of falling down, no fear of wondering what everyone else will think, no fear of just jumping right in!
I don’t know about you but I could use a little more of that in my life. No fear…just jump right in and do it! Oh, and the other thing is to take the time to play! As ‘adults’ we forget what its like to play, have fun and just let that fear go.
Spending time with a 2-year old reminded me what its like to be fearless. It takes work to let fear go, but if we let fear control our lives, we’d never take a chance, never try something new, and may be missing out on so many wonderful things.
I know it is so much easier said than done, but just give it a shot. What’s one thing you’re afraid to do? It could something as simple as trying a new dance class or picking up a paint brush or maybe its just putting on a red tutu! Can you let your fear go? Baby steps…it doesn’t have to be some big major change. Give it a shot…you can do it.