Fear. We all have it.
Most of us misunderstand it.
For most people, fear is the opposite of Love. It’s something to be avoided. It’s something to move away from. It’s a bad place, perhaps even the work of our ego itself.
But, if this is what you think about fear, you have an uneducated view on fear.
Fear is actually a good thing. Why? Because it means our brains are working to help us survive. And survive is something we must do.
However, we are not just built for survival. Human beings are built to take moonshots, to thrive, to blow past expectations and previous records and do more, become more and change the world.
To do this, we have to have a proper perspective on fear. We have to being to see fear in a new way. A way that moves us forward, rather than keeps us stuck.
Without awareness, fear will just keep you stuck. You’ll think to yourself, “I’m afraid, I must stop.”
But here’s the thing. If we are afraid and don’t take action, we produce the result we are afraid of.
Hear me again. If we are afraid and don’t take action, we produce the result we are afraid of.
What’s that mean? It means that fear is what can stop us. And if we stop, we produce the rejection, the “failure”, or the result that we are afraid of. Why? Because we stopped moving. Because we stopped making progress. And when we do that, our fears tend to materialize. And then, what’s worse is that when that happens, when our fears materialize we use that as an excuse, as a reason to stay stuck, because our worst fears came true.
That might be a divorce, weight gain, a negative financial outcome, etc. It doesn’t matter.
But, we have to begin to look at fear in a new way. Fear is not the opposite of Love.
Unless you’re in mortal danger, fear is a compass showing you where to go.
You are going to be inspired by your dreams. BUT – you are also going to be terrified by them. The key is to not let the fear of what you dreams demand you become stop you from becoming.
It’s about facing the fear. Stepping into the fear. And living a fear-full life, rather than a fearful life.
A fearful life is a life of being a victim to the world. You feel powerless and like you don’t have any control. You don’t take risk because you are too worried that you are going to die.
A fear-full life is a like full of fantastic fear. The fear that you face when you try something new. The fear that you face when you become even more vulnerable. The fear that you face by taking greater and greater risks.
Living a fear-full life is necessary because it’s what all successful people do. And not just rich people, successful people. How much money you have doesn’t define how successful you are. It’s your inner peace that defines how successful you are.
You want to know how successful you are – answer this question: Who are you without any money?
That answer will define how successful you really are.
To be successful, we must face fears. Not once, not twice, but each and every day.
So, how do you deal with the fearful voice in your head? You face it full on. You remember that unless you are in mortal danger you won’t die and that you aren’t meant to just survive, you are meant to thrive.
And to do that, my friend, it’s time to live a fear-full life.
In the comments below, let me know how you plan to live a fear-full life moving forward.
Lots of LOVE,
P.S. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
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