My thought is that we hold onto such things because of fear. What we individually fear is personal to each of us. Common themes are rejection, loneliness, or not living up to our impossibly high self imposed standards. (That one is for all of you fellow perfectionists out there.)
Lately, I have had to face a great amount of anxiety in pushing forward beyond of what I thought I was capable. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of not being good enough...even fearing being too good and not having the tools to be able to channel it! Yet I pushed forward, and keep pushing forward because I can't live my life any other way and be satisfied. Complacency is dull and true success was never granted nor felt as gratifying without great effort.
To celebrate this attitude and face (and let go of) some of my fears, I chose to celebrate my birthday on the 1st of July by free falling. Not figuratively.
In a well worn but still beloved quote from FDR's first Inaugural Address, the "only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Thank you for reading and loving someone today. #MakeAWay