Fear

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” — Joseph Campbell

Is it hard? Always backing down to your own fear?

Getting scared and not going through with things just because you created something negative about the task at hand in your head?

Take a good look at the above sentence ^, I would like to emphasize the ‘in your head’ part here.

Fear is just something that is created in your head when you are scared or afraid to do anything. How you eradicate the same is key and will literally change your life if you do so. Fear prevents us from doing things our gut wants to do.

The moment you go against yourself, your thoughts and start wondering what could go wrong or start concentrating on the negatives, you are not even going to able to start, forget finish.

The moment you decide that fear is not something that will deter you from reaching your goals and that you are willing to go out there, fall, face your fear dead in the eye, and sledgehammer the hell out of it, yes, that’s when you will be able to look at the world and do more productive and creative things with a new lease of life!

In the words of Will Smith, “I was like, ‘You know what? No fear. Anything I’m scared of, I’m attacking. I just got back into that mindset of being comfortable to go out there and fall on my face. If you’re not willing to fall on your face, you can’t create at a high level.”

Breakthrough the barrier that your fear creates because everything you have ever desired and dreamed of is on the other side of fear!

“All men are born equal, some just work harder in preseason.” -Emmitt Smith

In early 2017, Will Smith was in Dubai with his friends and they were out having a drink at night when they all collectively got pumped up and decided to go skydiving the next day.

He was excited at the time of the conversation, but as the moment came closer, fear began to arise. “Then that night, you’re laying in your bed and you just keep, ‘Uh, uh.’ You’re terrified,” Will said in the video. “You keep imagining over and over again jumping out of an airplane, and you can’t figure out why you would do that.”

“In one second, you realize it’s the most blissful experience of your life,” he says. “You’re flying, there’s zero fear. You realize at the point of maximum danger is minimum fear. Why were you scared in your bed the night before? What do you need that fear for?”

“Everything up to the stepping out, there’s actually no reason to be scared. It only just ruins your day. The best things in life are on the other side of terror. On the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things in life.”

Your mind will always crave comfort, that is just how the brain works, it is involuntary. The primitive flight or fight response system that our brain falls back on is something that you have to take control of.

How do you do that?

Meditate. Every day, for 3–5 minutes, just shut up, sit down, shut your eyes, and listen to the various thoughts that your mind keeps throwing around.

This is when you’ll notice that those thoughts are not actually scary at all, the thing that scares us is the assumption that what our brain puts out is the be-all and end-all, it is not.

You have control over your mind, and the sooner you take that ownership, the sooner you’ll be able to take control of your every day.

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