Honestly, I had no idea of what I wanted to write for theme week, even though I was the one who brought this theme week on myself, silly me. So naturally I turned to my only source of inspiration in moments of writer’s block: the dictionary. Then, I grabbed my colorful sharpie pens and started writing…
The word “fall” in the dictionary has like 30 different definitions, ALL of which are negative: literally falling down on your face, falling out of something, failing, etc.
Then it occurred to me that falling is probably all of our greatest fears; it’s terrifying. The majority of people’s nightmares have something to do with them falling, falling, falling and falling. Maybe at the end they hit the ground. But hitting that place isn’t the scary part of that dream: it’s the infinite falling into something you don’t know. We’re all so terrified of falling down in our own lives.
In many ways, I think that this fear is the most hindering fear of all. When you’re afraid of spiders, you scream and have someone else take them outside. When you fear clowns, you don’t go to circuses or any kind of party store. But when you’re afraid of falling, you run away from living your life.
The fear of failure makes people question every move that they make. It makes them look at their dreams and the fear halts them from taking that first step into making that dream a reality.
“You won’t be able to do it,” Fear tells them. So they don’t try because what’s the point of trying if you know you’re going to fail?
Well, friends, it’s time to slap that fear right across the face—and make sure you leave a mark.
The most liberating moment in your life is when you take that dream you’ve been too scared to achieve and take a step towards realization. It’s when you say, “Screw you, gravity,” and take a jump straight into the unknown.
Yes, you may be falling, and yes, you may not know what waits for you when you’re done falling. But, I promise you that there will not be a bottom.
If you haven’t jumped yet, you are already at the bottom.
Don’t stay there. Don’t be afraid to fall.