Some people fear no failure and enjoy adrenaline. Others scare more easily. Fear is nothing more than a series of reactions to what an individual perceives as dangerous. Courage, however is universal.
Courage is what happens when you stand up, stick out your middle finger, and scream “I got this!’; it is when you stare fear right in the eye and with unwavering conviction conquer the challenge.
It is okay to be afraid. Being afraid is normal. What separates the normal from the truly great is that the truly great practice courage a little more often than the average person is willing to do.
A lot of things looked frightening at one time. If you had clear memories of your first steps, you were probably terrified, yet anxious to achieve it, and you did it. You were scared the first couple times you rode a bicycle but eventually you became great.
Driving a car was scary at first, but now you can practically do it blindfolded.
Normal fear, with the exception of certain phobias and anxiety disorders, is a common and healthy part of the human experience if you learn to harness it and use it as a tool to fuel growth.
Each time you conquer a fear or do something you didn’t think you’d be able to, you reinforce your skills in those areas and make your growth ceiling even taller.
You remove your limitations and free yourself.
Trust your gut and your intuition. If you feel fear, your gut will often help you to determine if it’s the healthy fear of an unknown challenge or if it truly is a dangerous situation you should flee from.
Breathe, trust your gut, plan your move, then face fear and take small steps to win the battle.
Its okay for me to be afraid of facing new challenges or doing new things. I’ll try to be easier on myself when dealing with things that make me scared or afraid. Conquering fears takes work.
I will make a list of things that I would like to do yet scare me and I will begin to take small action steps toward conquering many of my small fears or irrational phobias.
When I face my fears I will grow and develop limitless potential.