Each day when we wake up and go to school or work we run into fear. It isn’t something that we can avoid, and often if we try to hide from it life loses its flavor.
Fear is everywhere we go, talking to people, driving in busy traffic, getting bills in the mail, or the deadline coming up for school or work. What makes facing fears so hard is that often our first instinct is to avoid them all together.
When we are uncomfortable we will take a different route to work, avoid people in the hallways, and sometimes even not answer our phones in order to avoid the possibility of a fearful situation.
What if I told you that everyone felt the same way?
The biggest secret about fear is that EVERYONE is afraid. The trick to living a powerful life is having the courage to be bold anyway.
The difference between successful people and the people who live mediocre lives is the courage to take life by the reins and DO something about it!
This video is a powerful demonstration of how overcoming fear can dramatically change your life.
Just like this video shows when you are scared to face a situation or person that is causing you fear our natural tendency will be to pull away. To start backing away. For me the longer I hesitate to act the harder it becomes to actually follow through with what it is that I need to do.
Often the biggest thing that ends up holding us back is our own minds. We tell ourselves stories about how we can’t do it or that we will say something wrong. Because of this we start avoiding our problems instead of charging head on and bravely finding out ‘how bad could it really be?’
The longer we avoid fears and problems in our life the more life will become something we dread as oppose to something that brings us excitement and joy. Fear and excitement are practically identical emotions it is just our perception that changes how we react to them.
One example of this is a riding a roller coaster. The same feeling that makes some people squeal in excitement is also the same sensation that causes others to scream in fear.
When it comes to things in our lives that are actually dangerous our instinct of fear is a powerful tool to protect us and shouldn’t be ignored. Often times though in this society we aren’t being chased by wolves. Often our fear has to do with giving a presentation in front of a crowd or speaking to a person we have a crush on.
Today is the day for each of us to decide what we are going to do with our fears. Are we going to remain in our comfort zones or are we going to step outside of ourselves and find out who we really are?