Fear can be paralyzing.
It’s a common reason for not taking action.
We don’t change our eating habits.
We don’t adjust our training.
We don’t schedule the flight.
We don’t talk to him or her.
We don’t apply for the job.
We don’t take action.
No matter how significant or insignificant the stakes.
It affects us even when unrelated to anything within our immediate control.
Fear often comes hand in hand with anxiety.
Even when we have no reason in particular to fear.
We can’t stop catastrophizing.
We can’t stop ruminating over what “might” happen.
It’s tempting to turn a blind eye to these feelings.
To suppress them.
That’s rarely an effective solution to any problem, though.
What if instead you face the fear head on?
What if you visualized, internalized, and worked to accept what it is that’s eating at you?
When gripped by fear, worry, or anxiety, consider exploring and making peace with what might come.
What’s the worst-case scenario?
What can you do now to prevent it?
What will you do if it happens anyway?
If nothing can be done, what purpose do these feelings serve?
These questions are not sure solutions.
You probably won’t find them immediately effective, if ever.
They just might help you come to terms with reality.
Acknowledge your circumstances.
Recognize what you can and cannot do.
You are worthy of the best life.
That life will not be perfect.
That life will come with challenges.
That life will come with tragedy.
How will you face it?
How will you rise to it?
You’ve got this.