The Real Fear Factor, Yours

Fear is a really funny thing.

It’s everywhere.

We all try to ignore it because we know that if we don’t, we’ll get caught up in the whole fear mentality and it’s incredibly hard to get out of it.

Well I just went face to face with one of my fears.

I’m still standing but let’s face it, it can get pretty intense when you’re staring your fear in the face and your feet suddenly have stopped responding to your brain.

Your brain is busy screaming, “Get out of here, you idiot!  Why aren’t you listening to me?  What is WRONG with you?  We’re being attacked and need to run away!”

You get the adrenaline kicking in, your palms start to sweat and you wonder why your throat has all of a sudden gone dry.

Fear is a bitch, when you let it be.

Why do I add in- when you let it be?

Because fear can also be the most liberating experience in your life.

I came face to face with a huge fear of mine (2 actually) just a few days ago and I’m still standing.  I’m still alive and kicking and definitely better off in the long run for having my run-in’s.

Let me draw you a picture.

I am an entrepreneur.  I have so many loves, hobbies, past-times, jobs, expectations, ambitions and time/energy vampires.

I am being pulled in every single direction- of my own doing mind you- that I am not the most efficient person in the world.

Let me admit something very scary to you right now- my bank account reflects that 100%.

And when I have someone looking over my account statements because they HAVE to, I worry that they’re going to judge me.  I worry that I have to prove something to them and at that moment, my fear mechanism kicks in.

I could run away but it’s past time for me to face my fears.  For me to look them square in the face and say, “Okay, so you’re here.  What do you want?  I’m not letting you run my life.  I’m not letting you take me off of the course that I’ve chosen for my life.”

How does fear respond?

It doesn’t.

Because our fear lives only within us and when we give it power, that is the only time that it has a voice.

When we can face our fears, then it becomes silent.  We’ve taken all its power away.

This means that by completely acknowledging the things that I am most afraid of and then facing them, I am freeing myself of it.

This means that you can do it too.  You can even do it faster because someone has been paving the way for you.

How are you going to face your fears?  How are you going to stand up and look them in the eye?

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