Conquering fear!

Something always went wrong and every time she tried, she failed. But within her she knew that she could do it and it was the fear of failure that stopped her from doing what she wanted to. The cycle continued- the fear led to failure and the failure led to fear. And then one day she decided to be fearless and stopped worrying about things that could go wrong and concentrate on doing her work! And behold the fruit of her effort was before her eyes as she saw them smacking their lips after eating the meal that she had cooked!

And yeah this is a little of my story except for the ending of course. That day is yet to come! 😛 But yeah though I have given the angle of cooking here it is applicable to so many things in our daily lives. 

 This post is written for Lillie McFerrin Writes-Five Sentence Fiction-Fearless and for Day 26 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge.

19 responses to “Conquering fear!”

  1. Cathy Chung says:

    I like this idea of Five Sentence Fiction. You did very well, but the cooking fell flat for me. I would have identified with being terrified of writing so much more. I have loved writing forever, but didn't think I was any good. That lack of self-confidence pervaded every part of my life. But little by little, God led me to situations that built my confidence – co-leading small groups, leading Bible studies (and getting positive reviews), writing daily devotions for a circle of friends and then FINALLY, with much trepidation, blogging publicly! FEAR! Yes, fear. You have to put it aside, follow your gut and take the risk.

    • reemwrites says:

      Hi Cathy! For me cooking seems to be a big challenge! Something or the other goes wrong when I cook. And that is why I used cooking as an illustration. And yeah each one of has something in which we have the fear of failure! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. Cindy Ackley says:

    Thank you for sharing! I agree that fear can and will defeat your goals. We must each make up our mind that we can and will accomplish our goals! Practice, also, can turn those can not's into can do!

  3. Lol…way to go Reema! I'm glad you could master your cooking and lay your fears to rest. Good one 🙂

  4. Cathy Graham says:

    So true how fear is the worst how it holds us back from doing what we want to do and becomes a vicious circle. Thanks for the reminder to persevere and take a risk anyhow.

  5. PeeV ee says:

    So true. The number of times I burnt the milk before getting the pudding right!

  6. A says:

    Such a sweet one, Reema 🙂 With cooking, practice makes perfect. I'm sure the day is not too far away when the last sentence comes true!

  7. reemwrites says:

    Thank you Lance 🙂

  8. Great theme, Remma! Yes, I think we all struggle with this at times. The fear of failure is worse than the failure itself, mostly, and often, we don't fail at all… PS. I love the name of your blog too… 😉

  9. Shail Mohan says:

    I am sure the day will come soon. Best of luck 🙂

  10. Uma says:

    yes, fear of failing and lack of confidence is a vicious circle and it takes a different kind of courage to break it. Best of luck! 🙂

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