Fear… this word is well known around the world. It is a powerful word that is defined in many ways by each individual person. If I were to ask you what you feared that answer would be unique to you. Yet, it can have the same effect on each of us. IT CAN STOP US IN OUR TRACKS!
Fear is meant to have a positive purpose in our lives. That purpose is to guide us away from ACTUAL THREATS. But humanity has developed illusional fears that can hinder our self-growth and work against us.
Let’s go through the two different types of fear. The first type is good, logical fear. The other type is negative, illusional fear. Logical fear keeps us from doing things like running off a cliff, sticking our arms in the mouth of hungry shark, or licking an electric fence (hopefully lol). This is good and healthy. Please DO let your logical fear help guide you! The logical fear keeps us safe from REAL THREATS.
There is also a negative fear which is based off illusion. This type of fear is one WE DO NOT want to guide us. Illusional fears would be things like:
-I am not good enough
-I am not talented enough
-I am not capable enough
-I am worthless
-I am unfixable
-I am too messed up
-I am not strong enough
-I am never going to do it… so, WHY TRY?
You also have the WHAT IF fears like:
-What if I fail
-What if I cannot do it
-What if I mess up
-What if I look silly
-What if I am wrong
-What if… what if… what if….
These fears can feel VERY REAL, but they are simply illusions that stem from our broken self-esteems. We take on these thoughts and claim them as our own and we believe them overtime. They FEEL like reality, but they ARE NOT!! They are lies that try to trap us and hold us captive from becoming our best self.
These are illusions!! Do you SEE the actual fear FOR SURE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU? Is it an ACTUAL THREAT? Or it is just a possibility and something that is just simply scary to your self-esteem? If there is a volcano erupting unexpectedly in front of you and you must run so you do not get harmed… that is a logical and good fear to have. But if you fear failure… that is an illusional fear. The way I see it… there is NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE!! There are only experiences we learn from to steer us in a more effective direction! Those that do not make it did not fail… they just GAVE UP BEFORE THEY FOUND THEIR SUCCESS!
NO ONE that stands at the peak success has climbed to that height without facing TEMPORARY FAILURES!! Everyone must learn and grow and become someone that is capable of embodying success. It takes trial and error. It takes consistency and FIGHTING YOUR FEARS until you BECOME A CHAMPION OVER YOUR FEARS!!!
You can become a champion!! Here are some steps you can take to START CONQUERING YOUR FEARS:
I challenge you to FIGHT TO BECOME YOUR BEST YOU!! FIGHT YOUR ILLUSIONAL FEARS AND BECOME AN OVERCOMER!!
Be blessed ALWAYS!
-Lauren Nichole Roberts