Pioneer Your Life

Pioneer Your Life
September 24, 2012 Lainie Liberti

Only you can pioneer your life.

Pioneer: One who venture into an unknown or unclaimed territory to settle. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development.

If not you, then who?

The feeling of being helpless, disempowered, and a victim to your circumstances is enough to keep many people frozen in their version of the status quo. Many wish to change. Many wish to pioneer their lives. Many wish they can, but can’t take that first step.

But what’s out there?

Uncharted waters. And sometimes that’s scary. In most cases, it’s fear surrounding some horrific potential outcome, it’s fear of not knowing what will happen. And that fear is irrational and unjust. Seriously, we can’t predict what will happen from day-to-day, wonder why as a culture we’re obsessed with controlling, planning, and manipulating what will be? Uncharted waters are the place magic happens.

Photo by LWPrencipe based on Creative Commons license.


So, what can you do?

Transform your fear into a dedicated state of being present. Do it now. Be present in your body first. Then notice the ideas floating around in your head. Watch them. They are nothing but ideas.

Be still with your fears, don’t judge and remain with your fear with your eyes wide open. In other words, be the watcher of your fears, rather than BEING the fears themselves. 

And when a fearful though comes up, recognize it’s just that, fear. And the ultimate goal? Transform that fear into action.

Ask yourself, “what’s on the edge? What’s in the dark?” Then, listen to the reactive mind generating back a multitude of answers from ‘monsters, criminals, earth changes and cataclysms, harm, poverty, war….”

Then, ask yourself the most important question of all:

“Is this true?”

Sure, you rational mind will justify, clarify that all these things do indeed exist. But that’s not the point. Ask yourself do they really exist, is it really true in the context of your fears that are holding you back from enjoying your life RIGHT NOW?

Got a dream? Is fear preventing you from going there, RIGHT NOW?

Then it’s time to commit to you being the PIONEER of your own life.

Welcome to your life.

[More on becoming fearless here]

If you are unsure of any of the things I wrote, I invite you to send me an email to talk about it. Overcoming fear is the only way you will Pioneer Your Life.





  1. Scott Hartman 12 years ago

    Exactamente, Senorita . . . my last book dealt much with just such things . . . recognize the voice you trust and follow it. For over thirty years that has been my Way, and, as Kafka wrote: “From a certain point onward there is no turning back. That is the point that must be reached.”

    Que te vaya bien

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    Lainie Liberti 12 years ago

    Scott, such powerful words. Thank you so much for your comments. I light up when I see it’s you who has left a comment. They are always so thoughtful and significant! Thanks again!

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