I do not like fear. It raises its ugly head to interrupt our lives and prevent what could have been. I suppose fear has its purpose as in – don’t stick your hand in the fire because it’s going to hurt. The problem is that fear won’t stay where it belongs. It creeps up into situations where it is not welcome. It is then that fear is no longer useful and needs to be slapped around a bit. Really, that’s the only way to overcome it. Just walk right up to that ugly beast and kick it out of the way. (You may have to wear your cape for this process as fear is a mighty fine fighter and often uses dirty tactics to keep you in its hold.)
When you try to rationalize fear its power seems to dwindle. Seriously, what is it that we’re afraid of? Rejection? Failure? Well, that’s just brilliant. Legend has it that Walt Disney was turned down 302 times before he received financing for Disney World. Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was four and didn’t walk until he was seven. Would you encourage him to be the face of modern physics?
Fear is deceptive. Never trust it. I am a firm believer in the words of Henry Ford – “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”