We live in constant fear. Fear of future, fear of what other people think, fear of failure, fear of being left behind, fear of being alone, fear of losing, fear of unknown, and even the fear of love and happiness. You name it and you will find a fear associated with it.
Why do we fear so much and how does this fear help us in any way ? It does not help rather enhances our troubles. Fear is nothing but a state a mind created by ourselves to cocoon ourselves. Running from fears is not going to help. We must face our fears and rise.mind
I believe that it is not quite easy to set ourselves free from fear. But, I can say this with confidence that we can condition our fears as well, like our thoughts. Let’s start by asking ourselves what should we fear the most. Note ‘should’. We all know the exact answer to this question. For me, it is ‘stop trying’. The day I will stop trying and start accepting the mindset “that’s just the way it is’ is most fearful. I must prevent it. I must keep myself motivated and stay determined to keep trying and change for good.
The answer to this question will vary from person to person. You need to see what you really fear deep inside, ignore every other superficial fear.
Now, that you are aware of your real deep fear, make this fear your personal drive for growth. Let it make you work harder and harder. This way we can channel our fears in our favor. This can work even better than outer motivation.
I came across these lines somewhere and I want all of us to remember these –
What do I fear ?
I fear stagnation and lack of progress.
I fear never reaching my potential and being average.
I fear being forgotten..The past..Yesterday’s news.
I fear giving up and being passed by, going softly into that good night.
I fear letting those I love down, letting myself down.
I fear settling, giving in to the ‘that’s just the way it is’ mindset,
I fear dying without leaving my mark.
I fear not feeling these fears anymore and just floating along.
These fears feed me, they nourish my drive.
I love my fear.