One of the topics we’ve been asked to talk about is fearlessness and how we can live a passionate and fearless life. Our question is; is it possible to live a fearless life?
The F Word
It’s interesting that what most want is fearlessness and yet, fear is what they fear the most. Let’s take it back to the beginning when one was still a baby. According to Dr. Cole from Parents.com, “Fear is not an instinct, it is something that babies learn as they develop a memory.”
It all goes back to what’s familiar and once something becomes “strange” or out of the norm, this is what develops fear. So ask yourself – what are the things or triggers in your life that creates the feeling of fear? Do you associate specific situations, things or people that create this fear?
It’s different for each person yet the same. There are the more common types of fear – a fear of spiders or bugs, a fear of heights, a fear of the dark. Do you know the most common type of fear is? Some people may think that it’s dying. Statistics have shown that glossophobia, which is the fear of public speaking is the number one fear that people have. Greater than the fear of dying!
“Courage Dear Heart” – C.S. Lewis
When we think of a life of being fearless, what we’re really talking about here turns into courage. By being courageous, you are making the conscious choice to face your fear and work through it which then transforms it to fearlessness when you face the same fear again, you already know which tools in your arsenal you have that you can use to work through it.
The Good News
Fear not (pun intended)! The good news about fear is that it’s normal. Everyone fears something and it’s a part of life. However, the even better news is that it’s possible for you to change your mindset about it. By having the proper support system and the drive to overcome your fears, it’s a work in progress that will bring a heightened awareness to your whole personal development journey. Are you still afraid? Read on.
No Fear = Perfect?
No. The absence of fear doesn’t mean that things will be perfect. You may think that’s not ideal but I challenge you to look at it this way. If you are living a life where fear (a little bit of healthy fear!) isn’t present, then how can you exercise courage and grow from the experience? The entire experience of life and your entire being is made up of many different emotions. The difference is, we have to be aware of what those emotions are and how we can work through them to customize the effect on our lives.
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We’d like to know! What is your most common fear? How do you deal with them on a day to day basis? What are the best solutions that have worked for you in overcoming your fear? Comment below!