Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fear Factor

No you arent going to see any amazing stunts or death defying tricks,
That's not the kind of fear I'm going to talk about today,
I want to talk about the fear that stops us from being our best selves,
Or the fear of others that can stop us,
First off, I want to thank my mama for being a fearless woman,
Who raised my sister and I to be fearless,
Many people comment on how independent we always were,
Even as young women, when we would take of and do what we needed to do,
Or an many cases wanted to do,
Now, I will not stand here and tell you, I'm never afraid,
That would be a lie,
What I will tell you is that hands down,
I don't allow my fear to stop me or deblitate me,
I embrace that thing and make my fear work for me...
Head high, shoulders square, prayer on my lips and in my heart...
And I absolutely refuse to allow anyone else's fear to get in my way either,
And there are a great many frightened people,
I see so many, who have amazing talents and gifts to share and they are so bound, and ground by fear,
They can't move,
The fear of failure,
Well baby, let me tell you, you will fail, but as I have said on this panel, right here, just fail forward and see it as a learning curve...
Then there is the fear of success,
Fear because as we all know once we do it, it becomes an old thing,
And we have to go out and do something else,
And other folks fears, mama, daddy, sister, brother and them...
Those come from people in your life who for whatever reason,
Haven't tapped into their own potentional and is paralyzed by their fear,
That someone else might do what they have been unable to do,
Please don't allow that to stop you,
When someone says, "You are gettting so brand new."
Smile, thank them, while saying, "My goal is always to renew..."
I know this is so cliche, but there truly is nothing, "To Fear but Fear Itself"



Gwyneth Bolton said...

Excellent post, sis! I remember when I first applied to MA programs out of State. My mother did not want me to be that far away from home. She said everything she could to get me not to move to Boston to work on my Masters degree. But I was determined to do it and I couldn't let her fear stop me. Fast forward a couple of years after that when I had moved on to a Ph.D. program in Ohio and was letting my fear get to me and wanting to leave and come home, it was mama who said, "Unh unh, you doing it. You get that Ph.D. You can do it." I guess she had faced her big fear of letting her first baby leave the nest and she was ready to soar with me. :-)


Angelia... said...

That is exactly what I mean, as a mom, I know how hard it is to let go, but great damage can be done to a child who is not allowed to soar, parents keep their kids close for their own fear, not the child's in many cases, I have so many friends and family members who are middle-aged and are doing none of the things they could be doing because of persohal fear or family fear, and that is so wasteful, the same with children, particulary AA kids, we have GOT TO ALLOW THEM TO FLY..thanks Sister,

Love and Blessings,