Surely I’m not alone in being so scared of failing that I don’t even try in the first place.
However, I have learned that fear is something to seek out. Good stuff happens once we venture out of our comfort zone. We grow and learn and our curiosity is always rewarded.
Sometimes, we don’t even become aware of our critical voice though.
Sometimes, we abandon ideas before we they even become known to us.
“Our inner dialogue is a conversation with the universe.” – Wu Wei Wisdom
My aim is to reduce the time between having an idea and talking myself out if it.
This way, I will spend my doing what I think of instead of thinking of what I do.
I’ve already discovered just how much I get done when I set aside my anxiety and worries.
Whether I do something right or not only matters if I actually get around to doing it!
But if I believe myself too weak or stupid or naive, I’ve cursed myself from the get-go.
“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible.
It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” – Veronica Roth
Our brain makes decisions 7 seconds before our consciousness decides to “come up” with them (see study here). It turns out that our brain activity prepares our ideas, so by the time we think of them all the hard work is done.
What if fear can get to decisions before our consciousness does, killing anything that alters our idea of self?
And what if the ideas that do come through have already been filtered into what I will or won’t actually do, further limiting what I think of as my free will?
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
The key is to built up a resistance against fear.
We have to tempt it every day , push our boundaries just a little, rock our world a bit.
No time to get rusty, we shall remain fluid and constantly adapt to whatever we put our heart to.
I pray that I will forever challenge my fear and jump right into it, knowing that it is simply a lie: The law of inertia trying to keep me where I am.
If you liked this, you might want to read Faith and Fear are mutually exclusive.
How do you cope with your fear? Let me know in the comments below and let’s get a conversation started!