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You Can Conquer It

Updated on November 30, 2018
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He loves to write. It is his passion. It is also his time of reflection and a time to discover more about life.

Lately, I have a lot of thoughts and ideas which I wanted to write. I also have a venture which I wanted to try. I feel alive and kicking thinking about these things. It is like an ignition fires within me. However, as days passed by, I have never written any composition. I have been skeptical. Indeed, the spark is losing its light.

Well, little d I know that such a feeling of lackluster about the mentioned desires makes me learn a significant lesson which brings me in front of my computer typing every letter of this hub.

I don't know if you have undergone such a situation. I don't know if you have longed to do something but all of a sudden you become hesitant to do it. Do you know why is it so? What is stopping us from doing what we aimed to do?

What Stopping Us

As my answer to the question, I came up with the most affecting factors why we quiver to do what our hearts are craving.

  • Outside Voices

It is apparent that these voices refer to what the people's opinion about you. They would say you are not good at it or they would tell you that you can't do it. And, there is a lot more to say against you. It can be in the form of discouragement. It can also be in the shape of mockery. Or, it can be called bullying.

But no matter what form it comes, it affects your confidence or self-esteem. As a result, you would be doubtful and coward to try new things. You would then make all the possibilities into impossibilities. Instead of going, you would only stop. You will then keep all your heart's desire in the hidden chest within you.

  • Inside Voices

It was the voice which bothered me the past days. It was the reason why it is hard for me to do what I wanted to do. It was the reason why I felt disoriented. So what is this kind of voice?

Inside voices are the thoughts that pop out in your head all of a sudden saying you are not good, not worthy, or filled with flaws to write good stories. As a result, I kept all my drafts of the write-ups I was planning to publish. I was waiting for the time I would be worthy to show it off. I realized that the thoughts were the product of my recent adversity. I am not in good condition so I cannot be writing something good also which is in contrary to where I am.

Another reason for discouragement brought by inside voices is the thought that it would be a mistake to do it. Or, you can be afraid of correction. Or, you might be too concern about what other people would say if you do it. Overthinking of these things gradually dim the fire within you.

So if you wanted not to have a total eclipse of your desires, then, you have to do something.

Helpful Tips in Overcoming

1. Just do it.

You have to remind yourself of the two cliches:

  • You cannot please everybody.

Do not seek much of the approval of everybody. It will exhaust you. All you need to do is to give what best you can. Show it off without hesitation. As long as you have not hurt yourself and other people, then do it. Write, dance, sing, draw. Live your heart's desires and let no one stop you.

  • Everyone has, at all times, something to say, either pleasing or against you.

Other people's opinion can be helpful or disastrous for you. It depends on how you perceive them. So be discerning in taking on what others tell about you. Yes, it can be painful if you take it against you. But if you see it as an invitation to self-improvement, then you will be blessed and become better by striving harder to be better.

2. Believe you can.
Know that YOU are GREAT. Remember that among the millions of competitive sperm cell, it was the sperm which made you survived and won. Nobody can change that. You are a champion then. And let that phrase resonates within you so that you would have the guts to do whatever you wanted to do.

Whatever is the circumstances, you should always have the reason to be joyful. You have to celebrate and do what will make your heart jump for joy.

3. Focus on your reasons.

It is this thought which I kept my grip and gave me enough reason to keep pushing. Yes, my life was not perfect. But the imperfections of it taught me valuable lessons which I wanted to share with others. And it is with that purpose I am trying to write despite the adversities. I wanted my words to be a companion for those who are alone, a comfort for those who are in discomforts, and encouragement for those who are discouraged. It is what has God blessed me and this what I am going to use to bless the world and to give Him glory.

It is always your last say determines if you can conquer it all.

Outside world might be a tough one. But the inside world is much harder. You've got to work hard taming what is inside. But with will and determination, the voice within could overpower the sounds from outside. It is always your last say determines if you can conquer it all.


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    • manunulat profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Behm 

      15 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Flourish,

      Thank flourish. I definitely agree with you. And, I will continue.

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      15 months ago from USA

      Continue to believe in yourself, accept feedback, and practice your craft. That is the way to grow and become.

    • manunulat profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Behm 

      16 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      It is my pleasure Aud! Thanks! I find it cute when u yell STOP IT!...

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      Audrey Hunt 

      16 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hello Jason

      I'm becoming quite a fan! You've addressed another valuable topic here. This hub is both informative and helpful...the perfect combination.

      Our internal dialogue can inspire or destroy us. The way we think determines our actions and our actions determine our character. We must learn how to interrupt negative dialogue by interrupting our state of mind. I simply yell "STOP IT!" Then I replace my thinking with positive, powerful thoughts. It works!

    • manunulat profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Behm 

      16 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks Nell! Hehehe.. I agree. I sometimes become obstinate. And I just follow what my heart says.. :)

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      Nell Rose 

      16 months ago from England

      Great points Jason, sometimes we let people tell us what we should do, and we shouldn't always listen, trust me I know, lol!

    • manunulat profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Behm 

      16 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thank you so much for following me and leaving a comment. Comments always have a positive effect on me. It keeps me going. Thanks manatita.

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      16 months ago from london

      Excellent! You have written this Hub in two halves. While reading the first, I was thinking of some of the answers and I'm so pleased to see that you have given them in the second. Continue … continue, life is always ready to inspire us. Let us move on. Salaam!

    • manunulat profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Behm 

      16 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks Hari!

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      Hari Prasad S 

      16 months ago from Bangalore

      Excellent article. I like the all reasons you have listed especially, "if you don't hurt yourself or others", "sperm which won :-)", "fighting the inside".

      Good and inspiring article for not just writing but also acting on whatever passion one has.

      - hari

    • manunulat profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Behm 

      16 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks Pam. Sure, I will. Thanks for the encouragement and will surely encourage others too by leaving genuine comments. It really is an inspiration to write more. Thanks once again.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      16 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Jason, I would encourage your to write and write some more. Read the hubs of other people and comment on them. This will help you advance at Hubpages. You listed many good reasons to write, and you must believe in yourself to put articles out there, and you will improve continously. i wish you the best.


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