We fear, we are addicted and eventually we let go.
We fear other’s scrutinizing looks and we fear failure.
We are addicted to things that slow us down and disperse our energy and focus. We are addicted to people’s opinions and social recognition.
We are letting go of hopes and dreams because we convince ourselves, or let others convince us ,that we are not good enough.
What we really should fear is to not to act. To not try and to stay put; until it is too late. If your fear is too strong, remember what Will Smith’s character says in After Earth: “Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice”.
What we really should be addicted to is to make ourselves happy and healthy. We should focus on ourselves and be chasing our own hero, just like Matthew McConaughey says it in his acceptance speech for his Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club: “When I was 15 years old, I had a very important person in my life come to me and say, “Who’s your hero?” And I said, “I don’t know, I’ve got to think about that. Give me a couple of weeks.” I come back two weeks later, this person comes up and says, “Who’s your hero?” I said, “I thought about it. It’s me in 10 years.” So I turned 25. Ten years later, that same person comes to me and says, “So, are you a hero?” And I was like, “Not even close! No, no no!” She said, “Why?” I said, “Because my hero’s me at 35.” So you see every day, every week, every month and every year of my life, my hero’s always 10 years away. I’m never gonna be my hero. I’m not gonna attain that. I know I’m not, and that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing”
What we really should be letting go of is the negativity. Just as David Lynch puts it: “Negativity is the enemy of creativity”.
By: Morgane Oleron /Photo cred