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How My Fears Coming True Moved Me Forward

I find it funny looking back on how I was craving so much to live a life where I can pursue my dreams and passions. I felt like so much was holding me back, but when I finally let everything go to be in a place of freedom to pursue anything I want, I ended up not knowing where to begin and questioning myself if this was what I really wanted. It was much scarier than I thought it would be.

When I left behind my life in New York City, I was so afraid. I thought it would be the end of the world. I worried about running out of money, which we did. I worried about not having any idea about what the future will hold, which we don’t.

But oddly, I’m happier. In fact, I’m much happier. For once in my life, I feel like I have freedom rather than having the circumstances in my life controlling me. Being broke wasn’t as bad as I thought it was. We’re still alive. Not knowing what the future holds scared me before, but now it excites me. I’m trying to commit each day to let my life be shaped by my God-given skills and passion rather then my fear.

I’m not advocating for being irresponsible, but I am advocating for taking our talents and strengths more seriously.  I know for a fact this world needs it. I am absolutely certain inside each and every person, there is something amazing which must come into light and be shared with others. The hard part is all the talent and creativity that resides in us can only be found when we take the time and effort to start looking for it.

Yes, that means it will be tough and yes, that means it will be such a scary journey, but don’t you think it’ll be so worth it to be able to look back on your life one day and know you tried your best to live it?

 

Eugene Choi

Eugene is a writer, filmmaker and a pharmacist, but is a change-maker at heart. He's realized the deep underlying reason for any of the world's problems come from a lack of human connectedness. He is committed to empowering individuals by unleashing their talent and cultivating healing to demolish the internal walls which keep us from building genuine loving relationships .

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