Living With Fear
I've been scared all my life.
I'm scared of losing, I'm scared of not being the best at everything I do, I'm scared of remaining the same, I'm scared of being the same as everybody else and never standing out from the crowd, I'm scared of being average and not reaching my potential.
I fear dying without leaving my mark, I fear not helping to leave the world - no matter if just the smallest corner - a better place when I'm gone.
I fear giving up, Quitting and stopping before the end, I fear taking the easy road, I fear settling, I fear accepting the 'It'll do!' Mentality that runs rife.
I fear letting myself down, more importantly I fear letting those close to me down, I fear not being a role model to my future kids.
I'm scared of not being scared anymore, I'm scared of losing my edge and no longer caring what happens.
I need to be scared! I'm grateful for my fear!
My fear of all that's possible keeps me from the past I moved on from and helps me push on into a future full of things that back then would have seemed so impossible.
When I look deep in to my eyes in the mirror each morning, I'm pleased with the person looking back, this hasn't always been the case, finally I like the person I'm becoming. It's fear that's got me to this stage in my life and it's fear that will take me further.
Being scared isn't a weakness. My fear feeds my drive. It keeps me from being the negative person I could be, the person it would be much easier to be. It helps me be the person I should be, the person I always knew I could be.
Are you scared? What are you afraid of? How do you deal with your fear?
Does it cause you to freeze? Clam up? Do you get stage fright? Does it inhibit your ability to perform to capacity? Do you fall to pieces?
Is your fear contributing to your self-destruction?
You need to fight your fears head on! Fear is your beacon of light showing you the way! Open up to fear and take direction and whatever you do, try not to let it cause you to shut down!
Learn to feed on your fears! Don't let them crush you and leave you a shell of the person you deserve to be!
Accept the challenge!! Use the fear of all the negative consequences of various actions or inactions to spark a positive reaction!
-yeah you might fail, you might be the worst, you might quit, you might crumble, you might show yourself up, you might look a fool, you might get hurt.
Fear is the strongest emotion any human can feel, stronger than that love thing and anything else you care to mention!
Now this doesn't mean you will never fail once you learn to control your fear.
The truth is the outcome of everything you do, may not always be a favourable one! Life doesn't work that way! But know this, being afraid is a sure sign that if you can just rise up and attempt the task you fear, you will give everything you have to achieve it!
The result then is 50/50, win or lose but at least you threw your hat into the ring and you tried,
You miss 100% of the shots you never take and you'll lose 100% of the fights where you don't fight back,
But win or lose, in the grand scheme many times it won't matter, you have already attained the biggest victory - you stood up to FEAR!