Drop your chains. My chains are those of lethal doubt. A doubt that paralyzes me. A doubt brought forth by anxiety.

“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains” — Rosa Luxemburg

You are all but held captive by the optical illusion of being tied up.

Stand up and watch the chains fall. The first step is always the hardest. Be honest with yourself. What are your chains? What do you let have control over you daily?

“There is no failure. You either win or learn” — Nelson Mandela

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” — Suzy Kassem

Perspective and honesty are a potent duo. Chose to be ashamed of your chains or chose to change your perspective and use it as a double edged sword. You, reader, are never to forget just how wildly capable you are.

Another one of my chains is perfectionism. There are times where I quit before I start because I know I won’t be able to get it perfect. When I first admitted this, I was so ashamed of this. Now what I chose to do is simply start. Walk out of the door and into the light.

Once you drop your chains, leave them. I am all too familiar with picking them back up. Keep chasing your dreams. Get there, even if it means you have to crawl.


~Ellie LaGrange