What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.— Tim Ferriss
Fear can be turned on it’s head. And used to point us in the right direction for our growth.
At a primal level, fear can be a useful feeling, allowing us to perceive danger or threats and to either fight or flee those dangers. In our modern world, fears and our perception of fear doesn’t hold the same moment to moment need that it did when we lived in a vast and dangerous world, where our dinner could possibly eat us.
Overcoming fear may be one of the most significant things you can do in your life to be successful and happy. You ability to work through your fears, improve your resiliency, and actually get good at the thing you fear most will have a lasting positive effect on you.
The more fears we rack up, that we keep with us and allow to control us – the more weight fear in general has in our lives. The less in control of our life we feel. And surely, it is difficult to feel true happiness under this constant pressure.
If you are at a place where you need to make a decision and are unsure of where to turn next. Look to the fork in the road and look closely at the path that scares you the most. That path is the harder path. The scarier path. But ultimately, it is the one that will set your life in a better direction.
If you want your life to be different. And you find yourself always taking the path away from fear. It is time to take a step in a new direction. One that will be scary. It will be unknown. It will require you to think and do things differently so that fear doesn’t rule you and your decisions. Go do the thing that scares you the most.
Every time that I’ve done this in my own life, I’ve grown as a person. That growth has always brought new blessings into my life. And most importantly, I’ve unburdened myself from another fear that I’d been weighing myself down with.