We can fear many things, but the definition is always the same. Fear can hold us back from doing things that could be important or it will create anxiety that pushes us down a path that is not where we want to go. I recently read an article about a woman who feared flying and how she overcame that fear.
Fear seems to be one of the hardest things to overcome. I think that anyone that has ever lost a loved one knows the fear that comes after the loss. The fear that keeps you from getting out of bed, leaving the house or even looking at yourself in the mirror. It’s the overall fear to face your life without your loved one.
Fear is something we all need to push through to move forward in our lives. In the article the woman made a statement that resonated with me. She said she was so worried about the what ifs that she forgot about the what if. So instead of… what if I told him not to go to work or what if I would have done more good in my life? You can ask… what if I were to smile again? What if I find love? What if I become content with my life?
I think she makes a valuable point. It’s about training ourselves and the way we can perceive our future. Fear is a strong emotion, but it is also something that you can overcome.
“There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.” ~George S. Patton
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