You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith – Mary Manin Morrissey.
I was walking on the treadmill this morning at the Y. (I like to make the machine have a big incline with a pretty decent walking pace.) As I got into my workout I increased my speed. I soon realized that if I only would run rather than struggle to walk fast enough to try and keep up, then I would have such an easier time. As that thought crept in, so did the fear! I have never actually run on the treadmill before. I am not a runner, I have never liked to run, but it just seemed silly to struggle walking fast. It might sound funny, but I felt like a child learning to walk – I really wanted to take the step but I had fear. I was so afraid that I would either fly off the machine, not be able to do it, and/or make a fool out of myself. I finally took that step, and did it! Now, I didn’t last as long as I would like to running, but that will come! I took that step!
It might sound funny, but taking that first step in the direction of our goals is always the hardest! I might not get to my goals the way I picture, but I will not let fear keep me from finding a way to reach them! I have all the faith in the world!