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What would you do if fear wasn't holding you back?

In the last year, I have been making a ton of changes. Sometimes I feel like I am just letting fear hold me back from doing or being or living up to my true potential. Does anyone else feel this way?

What would you do differently if you were not afraid??


Wed. Jul 12, 11:26am

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Quit my job and go to grad school.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 11:32 AM

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More than fear

We make our life decisions based on more than just fear. However, fear of the unknown is definitely a leading factor.

I would say that I would try more activities - the fear of being overweight and trying new stuff is a big thing that holds me back. You don't see many fat surfers. However, money is an issue there too. But I tell myself that once I reach my goal weight I'll take surfing lessons, or jump out of a plane.

I would be myself more. Be more open with people. Love more freely.

-Star

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 11:38 AM

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quit my job and open a bakery.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 11:44 AM

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I am fearful to lose weight actually so I'd do that. Then make out with all my guy friends who I like and express my feelings for them all. =) haha

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 11:56 AM

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To the 11:32 poster, I actually did quit my job, am raising 2 young children and going to law school part time. I think the reality of it is freaking me out.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 12:26 PM

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I would run a marathon. I have this notion that I just can't do it. I would be at mile 11 and quit.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 1:58 PM

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quit sugar, quit drinking, and make art a profession rather than a hobby

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 2:27 PM

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Swing out on a rope over a refreshing and inviting river and let go at the very top of the arc.....

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 9:48 PM

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quit my job and stay home with my daughter. sad that i don't ever think that could happen...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 9:50 PM

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If I wasn't so scared, I'd...

Pack my car with my clothes and my photographs (irreplaceables), pack a POD or moving van with the rest of my stuff, and drive to visit my aunt in SD and stay as long as I wanted, then to my uncle's in MN, then drop off the irreplaceables in Chicago, head to visit Em in Detroit, my cousins in RI and VA, then back to Chicago to look for a job.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 2:13 AM

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