These 4 Beliefs Will Give You The Courage to Chase Your Dreams

Even when it feels like you can’t.

Bella Martin

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  1. Just because it’s comfortable doesn’t mean it’s right. — Sometimes, we don’t rely on our feelings enough. Others, we rely on them too much. We assume what feels good is good. We underestimate how attached we are to comfortability and how it’s that very attachment that keeps us tethered to the lives we don’t want because the ones we do require us to let go. The ones we do challenge us to replace comfort with change, to choose differently because the same choices yield the same results. We can’t always trust that what we want to do is going to take us to where we want to go because there are times when the opposite is true. There comes a point when comfort becomes a prison cell, making you feel safe behind its bars because you haven’t yet realized how free you would be beyond them. You haven’t yet realized the cost of your containment.
  2. No one’s opinion genuinely matters more than your own. — This isn’t simply something people say to make themselves feel better about the inevitable judgment we all face in life. Rather, it reflects a deep understanding of human psychology; when we are overly concerned with the opinions of others, it almost always indicates a lack of comfortability within ourselves. When we don’t want other people to truly see us it’s mainly because we haven’t yet learned to be fully transparent with ourselves. The way out from under the weight of the world is to start behaving in a way that aligns with your values, to have a firm grasp on what you believe is worthwhile, and to understand that it truly hurts less when people disagree with you the moment you start agreeing with yourself. Alignment and acceptance are the arrows that point you away from anxiety and back home to your heart.
  3. People who want to try but don’t will always judge the ones who do. — We are the most likely to judge when we are jealous. We are the most likely to look down on others in the exact ways we look down on ourselves, and when we see someone living out in reality something we have only dreamed of, it can trigger our insecurities which are often hidden behind feigned indifference or indignation. If you wouldn’t take advice from someone, you shouldn’t validate their criticism either and you should never let someone living…

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Bella Martin

words of healing, hope & happiness. | instagram: @bellamwrites