Fear does not mean that you are a coward. Fear means that you are human. There isn’t a human on the planet that does not experience fear.
The difference is that some people run from fear while others face their fears and walk through them. If there is someone out there that you admire and wish to emulate in some way, just realise that they went through the same fears as you may be going through now.
Without fear, there would be no adventure, as life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Faith is necessary when overcoming fear because you are stepping into the unknown…you are doing something that you have never done before, so of course it is a leap of faith. Faith is a choice that you get to make!
You are being prodded and poked to set off on a hero’s journey. You can withdraw back into your comfort zone and refuse the call to adventure, or you can stand tall, look up, take a deep breath and step boldly forth — fortune always favouring the bold!
No problem can be solved at the same level of thinking as what created it. You cannot achieve more by staying at the same level of comfort that you are accustomed to. Your life is either shrinking or expanding and if you feel some fear then know that this is a good indicator that you are on the right track, but action is necessary. Do not stay stagnant — move! Use this fear and transmute it into power as you break through and overcome your previous limitations.
Do not buy into the new age spirituality that says,”if it doesn’t feel good then don’t do it” Do not be in denial and do not kid yourself. There are many things that feel good in the moment but are not good for us. Three important questions to ask yourself are:
1. Does this serve me?
2. Does this serve others?
3. Does this serve the greater good?
Life is set up so we get rewarded for overcoming our fears and doing the things that often don’t feel good in the moment, but offer long term rewards. Success in life is naturally given to those that can and will step up to some discomfort of their own volition.
No one or no thing will make you a success in life, only you can do that through the decisions that you make from moment to moment. There are many definitions for the word success and when you hear or read the word, a different image will come up for you depending on your beliefs and values, so just think of success in terms of making progress towards a worthy ideal.
There is no getting away from fear, so accept it, face it, and then slay it!