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Fear to Radical Trust

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. — Theodore Roosevelt

How you react when you meet a challenge or indecision in your life will define who you are and what you choose next. How you move through each day will determine your tomorrows. When you choose to face your fears and dance, you choose to live your joy instead of your fears.

I have always believed in turning into fear. Fear, like pain, is there to protect you, but it is often a mind trick that doesn’t protect you as much as it holds you in place. 

Your physiological reactions to fear are the same as your physiological reactions to excitement. So choose excitement. Dance with your fears.

The only difference between fear and excitement is how you feel about it

It will take practice, but once you get in the habit of dancing with excitement instead of fear, you are on your way to the most amazing way to move through your life.

Indecision is just another form of fear. Usually, it is the fear of making the wrong choice. Sometimes it is the fear of loss that you lose the other options by choosing one.

Sometimes you can choose more than one thing at a time, and sometimes you can’t. Radical Trust is about trusting absolutely that it will always work out for you no matter what you choose.

Move forward; baby steps are fine, without hesitation. If it turns out that you don’t enjoy what you are doing, do something else. 

We have all been told to learn from our mistakes. I see two things wrong with that; 1. There are no mistakes, just things you choose not to do anymore. 2. There may or may not be anything to learn except to choose something else. Have a quick look, and if something pops out at you to learn from, then accept the lesson and move forward. Maybe it was just something you wanted to do that you don’t want anymore.

  • There are no mistakes.
  • There may not be anything to learn except to choose something else.
  • You know that it is always a choice and you will continue to be whatever you choose

You choose to have a wonderful life and Radical Trust is about not being so attached to any choice or goal that you can’t let it go if it is not right for you. You KNOW that it will be better than ok to let go and joyfully leap into a better choice – even if you have no idea what that choice is yet.

It’s Time For Radical Trust

Here is another place I like being a Pragmatic Idealist. In my reality, life always trends to goodness. Things are what they are. Do what you can, accept what you can’t, and have fun! Radical Trust!