Thursday, December 31, 2015

Keep Moving Forward: Happy 2016

Fear is a natural emotion. It’s natural to fear something. One thing that I think we can all universally agree on is that we as humans, are fearful of the future. Course when I say that, I don’t necessarily just mean being fearful of what might happen or what unforeseeable changes may or will have occurred in the future. No, actually I’m mostly referring to a concept that we should all be relatively familiar with: Fear of the unknown.

Now I think it’s safe to assume that we’ve all had instances in where we’ve held ourselves back for one reason or another. It’s the uncertainty that does us in. We can never be too sure as to what might be around the corner, or where the road of life will lead us. Fear of the unknown can be daunting to some of us, hell it can even be detrimental in some cases. However it’s when we take that leap of faith that eventually we stop looking for what’s behind us, but instead for what lies ahead of us.

As Walt Disney himself once jived: “Around here we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

It’s okay to feel fear, as it is a perfectly natural emotion to feel. But you should never let fear hold you back. I know I’ve made that mistake, more than once admittedly. If one day you should ever get the urge to break away from your usual routine and try something new, whether out of a preconceived determination or just sheer curiosity, give it a shot.

You don’t climb a mountain by simply looking at a picture of Mount Kilimanjaro. Instead you weigh the potential risks, and climb.

After all, unless the Hindus are right and reincarnation is a thing, you only live once in this world. So might as well make the most of it.

Happy New year my fellow Internets.