Let’s face it; being fearless sounds like a tall order.  This can be a big scary world!  And being fearless can mean many different things to different people.  I thought it would be fun to take a look at how being fearless starts with the little things in life.

I can’t tell you how many times I have avoided getting on the scale when I’ve had a week of not sticking to my fitness goals.  Those red numbers flashing from zero to reality can be terrifying!  All kidding aside, though, if I avoid stepping on the scale, for me, I’m not being true to the goal of taking care of my physical body.

I want to be clear on a point, though; I am not advocating being a slave to the scale. I’m also not advocating getting crazy over weight.  I’m on the short side so I have to be careful about what I eat and drink because it can pack on the pounds easily.   I generally step on it about once a month because it keeps me honest.  And standing on that scale is a place where I am not fearless!

We all have things that strike fear into our hearts and maybe hold us back. Some people are afraid to try new foods.  Others are fearful of being in a social situation where they are uncomfortable.  Some are terrified to fly.  I used to be all of the above.  I learned that it takes time and attention to get past these fears so I can live a fearless life.  What I’ve also learned is that awareness is 50% of the battle.

I’d like to share a story with you.

Some time ago, I moved to an area where I didn’t know a soul.  It was complicated by the fact that we moved out […]