Fear is nothing more than the state of mind.
Do you ever feel like trying something new but you fear that it may not go well? How about going for a business meeting but fear that your client will reject you? Or having examination but fear that you may fail? I believe many of us do…
Because in our mind, we always picture the worst possible outcome for any situation. On a plane, we picture ‘what if the plane crashes’ and this thought bring the fear of flying. On a date, we picture ‘What if he or she reject me’ or in a job, ‘What if I got fired?’, just to name a few. However, have you experience that most of the thing we fear never actually happen? When I look back, sometime I asked to myself, ‘why was I so afraid?
F.E.A.R = False Evidence Appearing RealAnonymous
Therefore, each time when fear says something, don’t listen to it. Fear may say this won’t work, you are going to screw up, you will fail, but the key to overcome it is not to give your EAR to your FEAR. Listening to it only brings down your hope. Fear is one that holds you back from your destiny. Fear grips us from trying to take the leap of faith. In whatever you want to achieve, Go for it!
You can turn your Fear around, I heard this from someone that FEAR has 2 meanings:-
- Forget Everything And Run
- Face Everything And Rise
The choice is totally up to you.
Let’s learn to face it. However, you might ask, ‘What if I fail?’, well, the answer is ‘Fail Forward and Try Again’. For when we fail, we will learn and rise. Instead of thinking of the worst possible outcome, think of the Best possible outcome. It will lift your spirits up. It will give you the courage. Hence, face your FEAR rather than running from it and listening to it, for we will rise above it.