F E A R . . . .
Recently someone told me that she is scared, or having a fear of doing things in her life. She told me… Look at you… you have no fear. I just smiled and replied “If people think I don’t have any fear in my life, they are making a big mistake”. The difference is I like to face my fears and conquer them. If you keep waiting for your fears to disappear, you wont do or achieve anything in life.
Fear is amongst us everyday and there is no way you can run from it. At some point you need to face them! Hiding is NOT AN OPTION! Running away, IS NOT AN OPTION! Passing it on to someone else, IS NOT AN OPTION! Hiding, running an passing it on will only mean you will be hugely disappointed, because you will see someone else living your dream right in front of you.
Probably one of my favorite quotes in in a movie was in the beginning of Troy. This was when the little boy woke Achilles up to fight this huge guy. The boy told him: “The Thessalonian you’re fighting, he is the biggest an I’ve ever seen, I would not want fight him” and Achilles replied, “that’s why nobody will remember your name”. Since I watched the movie for the first time that line is engraved in my brain. Its not to do things that ‘’people will remember your name’’….. It is doing the things other people are not willing to do!!! Overcoming your fears and just do it.
Fear should drive you towards your dreams! Sorry to say, but its not easy to achieve your dreams. It takes hard work, time and lot of determination. Along the way you will be scared and face some kind of fear. You just need a way to make a plan, assess that fear and take it on with both hands. Sometimes you will overcome them and sometimes not, but believe me when I say, when that day come when you conquer that fear, the one that’s been holding you back, it gets much easier after that!
Defeating “your fear” once might not take it away completely, but from there it gets easier and easier. After a few times you will just smile and know exactly what to do and how to do it.
When I encounter fear, I ask myself…. Do I want something more than this fear I’m experiencing? Sometimes its good to step away, but most times fear is just something that stands in my way to do something fun, achieving something or making some dream come true.
FEAR IS THE ONE THING THAT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM ACHIEVING THEIR DREAMS!!
Fear comes in different shapes and sizes. It can be something big in your life or just to get out of the house over a weekend and climb that huge mountain you see everyday when you drive to work. I don’t have the right shoes, I’m not fit enough, the weather is crap or nobody wants to join me…. that’s not an excuse. You are just making excuses not to get off the couch, step out the door and go do it!!
Fear stop people from getting the job they want, do the sports they really want to do, travel, getting in shape, speaking to the girl/guy you’ve been dreaming about, making peace in broken friendships or relationships…. The list goes on and on….
Stop being spectator and admire other people doing things you want to do. Think about what stands in your way, stop thinking about what other people think of you and GO OUT AND GRAB WHAT YOU WANT!!
Be the one standing on the edge of that cliff, with your arms in the air, screaming, “IM ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!!”