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Personal fear will limit and paralyze your growth. It can stop you from doing all the important things that matter most in your life. It can keep you from asking what you really want out of life, or saying what’s on your mind. Fear eats away your time, your relationships, your energy, and who you really are. All of this being said, did you know that fear is a waste of time?
One of the easiest ways to handle your own fear is to confront it headon. Figure out what you can do to be strong and tame what is frightening you. Just do what you fear, and the fear will subside. Don’t let fear control you, take control of the fear.
If you spend your life doing only those things that you know and are familiar, in exactly the same way you will miss out on a fulfilling life. The only way to appreciate what you have is to see what else you are missing. If you never get outside of your comfort zone how is this going to happen? It is like being in a 10,000 sq. ft. house and never getting out of the closet.
Why not take off and trying something that you have never done before?
Lose your fear and focus on curiosity and strength. Think back to the very first time you have done anything; your first day of school, first kiss, first love, first job, or any first in your life. Do you regret it? Were you scared and didn’t know what to expect? Not all experiences are fun, but think of what you possibly would have missed out on if those things had never happened. You may have missed out on some of the most important things in your life.
The big difference between going for something, and being stopped in your tracks is belief in yourself. While you are conquering fear, you are also building a basic belief in yourself. Having this faith will build your confidence. Even if you don’t feel entirely confident, the appearance of confidence can get you a long way. Looking like you know what you are doing is almost as important as knowing what you are doing. Almost.
To summarize, when it comes to fear you have a choice. The choice is are you going to turn and run or stand up to it. Be afraid of not experiencing life to the fullest, not making mistakes. Look before you cross the street, but don’t get paralyzed and stand in the middle of the street. If you stop in the middle of the street, you get ran over!