The 2 faces of fear

Monday, March 29, 2010

What is fear – really?

Fear can be a good thing. It can be a warning system. It alerts us in to potential danger. It keeps us from breaking laws and disobeying orders. So, in a way, it keeps us within certain limits. It’s what I call my “safe place”.

Fear also has another side. A side that keeps us restricted. I believe it plays a large role in our lives that many are unaware of. It keeps us from achieving our goals, perusing our dreams and just being alive and awake – in tune to our surroundings. We’ve become so comfortable in our “safe place” we see no reason to change. It’s like living in chains. We give it too much power in our lives.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and how much fear has held me back in life. It’s kept me from perusing one of my dreams – to work full time for myself with my current business and cut the ties to my full time job. It keeps me from believing in myself. It’s about time to crawl out of my “safe place” and face my fears. It’s something I must do if I want to make the most out of my life. So I’ve started a list of things to accomplish in certain time frames to make this happen. Life is just too short to miss it.

What do you really want out of life? Are you happy in your current situation? Think of how much more you’re capable of – we all are! Why just coast through life. Face your fears! Once you do – it will lose the control it has over you. Don’t we all want to be able to look back and know that we’ve made the most out of our lives? Of course you do!

Face your fears and make the change!


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  • SHEILA1505
    You mentioned the other day that your full-time job is your "security" - might it be a good idea to gradually downscale your full-time to 3/4 or 1/2 days and increase your own business accordingly step by step rather than throwing caution completely to the wind?

    BTW - remember that you gave me some helpful advice about becoming an Aqua Fitness Trainer? That has started to take place, inch by inch - but gradually the fears are being faced and conquered. None of this is going to happen overnight but at least the process has started

    4138 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Hon, fantastic blog! 10 Kudo points.

    A question for both of us here. And, you know that we are twinning each other with the issue of the business.

    We make plans, and put onto paper a reasonable assessment of progress with checks and balances. We do some virtual reality stuff on paper. We sit with it for how ever long, maybe revamping it here and there.

    So, the question: When do we throw the plans in the air, run into our dreams screaming at the top of our lungs:WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! ????

    It takes planning to a SMALL degree, or else that becomes another anchor around our passion.

    Yes, plan, but then JUST DO IT! *This message is for both of us BTW*
    4138 days ago
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