Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge: Day One

Thank you so much to El for including me in this challenge! I am really grateful to be part of a writing challenge in the blogging community, especially since I am a new blogger and still have so much to learn. I’m excited to participate in this challenge for the next three days and I hope you all will enjoy it too!

The quote I chose for today is….

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” -Jack Canfield

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This is such a simple but important message! Being willing to take risks is essential to living a life that is fulfilling and meaningful to you! So often we limit ourselves because of fear. We like to stay in our comfort zones and avoid anything that takes us out of that comfortable place, even if it could be beneficial.

We feel fear for reasons that seem rational and there are definitely times when fear is justified, however, we cannot let fear stop us from enjoying our lives. That’s when it can become more than a sense of “cautiousness” and “safety”…it can become all-consuming and rule your entire life if you let it. I know that there have been times in my life where I let fear take over my thoughts and actions. I would avoid opportunities and try to justify it with a variety of excuses, merely because I was too afraid to take a risk. When I look back on some of these moments, I feel regret and even sometimes angry with myself.

We have to learn to stop being letting fear get in the way of our goals. It is easy to turn to fear and avoid taking risks, but it ultimately has no benefit for our lives; it serves no real purpose for our lives. Fear doesn’t allow us to grow and learn, it keeps us in a state of complacency and can make us bitter and frustrated.

Taking the plunge and pushing past fear isn’t easy but I am learning that it is worth it. I believe that most people wish to live a full, exciting life and that is only possible when we stop holding on to fear.

This quote has inspired me to learn to live fearlessly and be willing to take risks to get to where I want to be. I hope that all of you can learn to be risk-takers with me and if you already are, that’s even better! Let’s learn to let go of fear and achieve our goals!

I hope you enjoyed my first post in this three-day challenge! Now, I would like to nominate these lovely bloggers…




The rules for this challenge are as follows:

1.) Three quote for three days.
2.) Three nominees each day (no repetition).
3.) Thank the person who nominated you.
4.) Inform the nominees

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Be sure to check out all of the blogs I mentioned in this post, they are all incredible and unique!



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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Esther says:

    Hi Sydney, I liked the quote, and the explanation you gave was apt👌
    However, one quick tip. When you post images that include your post, also type it too, so that the visually impaired that read your blog can also understand what you are talking about.


    1. sydneyabbey says:

      Hi Esther! Thank you, I’m so glad you liked the quote! I didn’t think about that before, thanks for the tip! I have updated the post to include the quote typed out and not just in the picture!

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      1. Esther says:

        I am glad I liked it too😊, and you’re very welcome.

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  2. El says:

    I love what this quote means to you. I definitely know how to not be a risk taker. In the past I have let fear get the best of me. It has even crippled me at times. I too am learning that its good to take risks and be different. I love it. 🙂


    1. sydneyabbey says:

      I am glad that you enjoyed the quote as well! It is definitely difficult to learn to be comfortable with taking risks and getting past fear, but I am thrilled to hear that you are learning to take more risks and be different! Keep up the great work El, you are wonderful! 🙂

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