Our deepest, darkest, most numbing fears aren’t spiders, mice (which I hate btw), or snakes. While they may frighten us, our fear of spiders and such, probably won’t lead us to live a small, insignificant life. Fear of failure will.
We fear insignificance, and never truly experience the vast adventures that life can potentially offer us because we don’t have the courage that they require of us. We fear that we’re headed on a road that will leave us alone in our beds, with regret as our only companion as we face whatever comes next.
Fear can keep us living the small lives that are in direct opposition to the lives we lead in our dreams, when our souls are free to feel, think, and explore a world without limitation.
When you face your fears however, you break down your obstacles and create a newer, better version of yourself that does have the belief and confidence needed to accomplish the loftier of our dreams.
The majority, however, never embark on this difficult journey, ultimately because of internal forces such as laziness. They feel it’s easier to remain, and more difficult to gain and grow. But the dangers in remaining just where we are in life, for the rest of our lives, is far greater than any battle we can involve ourselves in, even if that battle is with our own fear. To not face fear and move towards the life we truly want in our souls, is to ignore our spirit’s compass that tells us what we want out of this existence that may be brief, but should also be glorious.
Whatever you would be most afraid to attempt, and possibly fail at – do that!. If “that” is starting your own business, then take the risk and grow as a result of merely taking that risk. If “that” is traveling, then travel, and grow from the experience of breaking free of the bubble you’ve lived within your entire life.
The greatest crime we could ever commit is in not attempting those things in our lives that would excite us, fulfil us, and allow us to die without regret.
In other words, safety is our greatest crime. Let your fear guide you towards who, and what, matters most to you. Don’t let it deter you from living the life you have always known you want to live. That life you live every night as you lay down and enter the world you’d truly like to exist in. The world where you conquer every one of your fears, live with courage, bravery, and are the hero of a story that you write. Your fear has no part in this narrative as an obstacle.
Here are 3 actions steps you can take right now to use fear to your advantage.
Thank you for bearing with me, with the long posts – I am just so passionate about this topic but promise you the next post will be shorter 🙂 Again, all comments welcomed!