FOMO

Fear OMissing Out.

Fortunately, I can say that for me, this is not something that I worry about.
Maybe I used to.. Or I didn’t.. I cannot remember, but as of here and now.. It is not something that bothers me.
It’s a fear of missing out on anything and everything – people going to the cinema, going to parties, the park, dinners – things like that and it’s not that you weren’t invited – it’s that you were and maybe couldn’t make it – so you have a fear of missing out. It goes deeper for a lot of people, but that is the general idea.

Now, I don’t have FOMO..What I do worry about is being forgotten.. And it is such a silly thing to worry about. There will always be family.. They will never forget you right? I’m not referring to them.. I’m thinking about everything.. Everyone else. It seems like a lot of things happen around me and a lot of the time I find out afterwards. Not anything specific.. But just general life.

I’ve spoken a lot on here about wanting to leave my mark on the world. I feel like a lot of the time when I should be making steps towards getting myself out there I scare myself into sitting right back down. Fear is a liar. Fears are the stories I make up in my head. Sometimes irrational. Fear is made bigger by me dwelling on something that was nothing to begin with. I often imagine what the world would be like if people were not afraid. If I wasn’t afraid of whatever it is I think is going to happen.

Fear of success? Fear of failure? Fear of not being recognised in the industry? Fear of not being good enough? Fear of not being sure. Fear of beginning? Fear of never-ending? All of these things are real. But what is fear? If you feed it, it will grow. It will grow into this huge mammoth of a being that instead of being the elephant in the room turns into Moby Dick. I think it is time people.. I.. Need to Face Everything And Rise instead of forgetting everything and running.

I choose not to be afraid of being forgotten. I choose not to be afraid of failure. I choose not to be afraid of being alone. I choose not to be afraid of what people think of me. I choose to be successful. I choose to love myself. I choose to accept that not everyone will understand me.. And that is all okay.

Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game – Babe Ruth

Be true to yourself. Fear isn’t real. We create those barriers and the way we built them up, we need to tear them down.

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~ by originalapplejunkie on November 9, 2014.

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