To Fear or Not to Fear ?

There is a silent fear inside of me, that stops me from doing that which I need to do, or wish to do.  Fear doesn’t motivate us, it paralyzes us, it makes us feel overwhelmed.

Let me overcome this fear by taking action.  Small baby steps at the task, then I begin to feel, oh this is not so bad, and before I know it I am flying high, flying free, full of confidence and I know I can handle anything.

Our mind, our thoughts can run away and get out of control if we let them.   We have proven many times we can do something.   However, we go through the same cycle of fear, and overcoming fear, or we get stuck by fear and we eventually move forward.

The Job of the mind is to think.  However, the mind has got itself into a habit of negative thinking, thinking of lack, of fear, of worry, of tension, of doubt.   These are all false beliefs, because we just have to look back and see our past successes.   We know we have overcome fear, worry and doubt many times before.   We need to break the habit of thinking negatively, taking action is one way of breaking this fearful thinking.   Baby step at a time ,and one day that fear will disappear by each baby step of action.   Now, I have to place a caveat here, some times our mind says; ” hey hang on, may be you shouldn’t do this”, and sometime it is right and it is protecting us from a mistake or potential accident.   Therefore,  I need to know myself well enough to know, when the fear is an illusion stopping my progress or the fear is an intuitive voice saying – hey this is not right – don’t do it.

When we take baby steps towards a task, we grow in confidence, determination, will power and motivation.  We grow in our self respect, our self belief and we understand ourselves better.  We realise fear can be a terrible negative habit, and by taking baby step  out of our comfort zone, we get rid of fear.     Now, fear will never truly go away, and we do need it in some places as an early warning “hey you could be making a mistake”.   However, we generally know ourself’s well enough to know when we are hiding behind fear.  When we feel like this we need to take action.     When ever we start feeling comfortable, something will come to test us.

Fear – in a weird way could be seen as thing that gets you into action.  But, the problem with fear is, it drains you mentally and physically.     So, we all know our triggers, we know when fear is real or when it is an illusion, we know we have to take baby steps, and we know we will be fine.   So, create a new thought when you feel fearful,  take  baby steps of action, and another, and another and the fear will not consume you.   But, ways remember the caveat  – cause Karma counts our good and bad actions.

Fear is just an illusion, stopping us – when we are truly capable. Action is the medicine to fear.  Taking action builds a new habit, and confidence in ourselves, that we spend less time in fear and more in action.  We save so much physical and emotional energy.   We feel alive not paralyzed with fear.

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16 replies

  1. I’m not sure if I mentioned to you the idea of Wet Blanker Syndrome, but I always think of it when I read a post about fear. I agree action will always breed self confidence and diminish fear, which is why it’s so important to have a bias towards action even if it’s a little action. baby steps will create momentum and lead to bigger victories. I agree completely with the idea that sometimes fear is a good thing though. it’s important to tell the difference between potential mistakes and illusions. nice post bella:)

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    • Hey Vincent, Thanks, glad you liked it. You may have mentioned Wet Blanker Syndrome, I can’t recall. I will have to google it again. Thanks for your comments.. Oh Yeah I got Crush It -tool some time to come, I think it came from the states. I started to read it , but haven’t finished. It is a nice read – easy writing style – so my kind of read. But, not finding time to read. This being prolific blogging and commenting and course prep – I feel a bit. You would think not working I would have loads of time, granted I must be wasting a lot of time too.

      cu bella

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  2. Hi! I posted a blog post and WordPress recommended me to read yours. I found it very nice, I could relate to it. I think that fear drives us to inaction and action is worth the risk almost always. I mean, we should stay away from addictive things and abusive people, that is where fear is most helpful. Other than that, almost always fear is enemy.

    I think you will have some thoughts about my most recent post “Only one thing matters, and that is..”

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  3. Fear.. such a powerful influencer of how we live our lives.. I love the book ‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’ – it really inspired me many years ago to push myself through those ‘fears’ that try to hold me back.. Great post Bella.. x

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