Fear. Four letters that can change your life. Fear has the ability to destroy your world or you can choose to destroy the fear. The way we look at fear will change the way we respond to whatever life throws at us.
I have been learning to confront my fears so that I can push them aside and rise again. We all have fears and most of the time our fears are nothing more than annoying doubts. But sometimes we find ourselves the victim of circumstances where our fears don’t knock politely on our front doors. They come charging through and crash and harass you until all you know is those fears.
So how does one learn to overcome their fears? Slowly. Slower than a snail – well that’s how it feels for me right now. I’m learning to acknowledge my fears. To understand my fears. And then.. the next step is to overcome them.
I’m growing stronger with every step. And I’m finding the courage to look fear in the face. That doesn’t mean that fear disappears completely. It just means that I have found something more important than that fear. Something stronger.
I’m sure there are a lot of people out there, including you (dear reader) who have fears. Those fears might be real or imagined. But you keep living and you keeping putting one step in front of the other. You are brave. Has anyone told you that lately? It’s true. You’re still here. You are still fighting. You are brave.
Being scared isn’t something to be ashamed of. You can’t be brave unless you have something you fear.