Fear, the final frontier. As we venture forth on our personal voyage of improvement and excellence we undoubtedly will encounter the unknown, the unknown we know as fear. Fear by most translates into a full stop which is why its by far the number one killer of dreams and potential. Now there are a bunch of different kinds of fear but the way I see it, there are only two substantial contrasted fears. The fear of failure and the fear of success.
Though they are so different, consisting of two contrasting definitions, they are the exact same at the core – let me elaborate on that a little. You see, the fear of failing, the fear of crashing down and burning, that fear is rooted from the question “What if I am not good enough?” On the other hand the fear of success, the fear of making it roots from the rationalization that “Im not worth it.” Kind of the same pessimistic mentality don’t you think?
Get his, fear is the most complex and misunderstood human emotion, there is nothing in this world thats more confusing. I mean think about any major accomplishment or breakthrough of yours, be it school, work, relationships – anything! And at that peak moment when things were about to change once and for all for the better, didn’t you feel fear? Yes you did, I know you did! And wasn’t it a good thing? Yes it was, I know it was! Fear, at its core, only means that great things are coming. It means that you are on the verge of a breakthrough. Fear is your inner BadAss waking up and getting excited! And as soon as you realize this, as soon as your arm yourself with this prospective, everything changes! You become liberated from fear and quickly realize that its actually there to support you.
Think about what you have been afraid to do lately and tell that special someone how you feel. Be it launching a start-up, being more open and honest, starting a new diet, whatever. They all inflict fear but they will all lead you to VICTORY.
But Shannon what if it doesnt work? Listen, its not a question of IT works, but rather of something YOU must decide in advance that IT WILL WORK.
You have to find a way to make your fear inspire you, you do that and you’ll be unstoppable.
Not guts, no glory. No pain, no gain.
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