Celebrities, historical figures, world-changers… they all seize opportunities, take plunges, stick their necks out—all in the pursuit of their goals.
Were they just born brave, destined for greatness, naturally good at whatever they chose to do?
If you ask me, the answer to that is a resounding “No way!”
‘Fearlessness’ boils down to a simple understanding of the emotion of ‘fear’, then deciding what to do with it. Quotes about fearlessness.
At some point in our lives, we will experience fear. You will. I will.
We all have something that sends a shiver of cold, hard fear down our spines. And, while the specifics of it may differ, there is one common characteristic & the key to ALL fears:
Fear is all in the mind.
Your mind is the only place it exists. It is the only place where fear gets its power. In fact, there’s a little quip that goes:
Many times, the thought of fear itself is greater than what it is we fear.
Might be what prompted FDR to remind the nation that the only thing we should be afraid of is being afraid. It never hurts to be forward-thinking & mentally prepared, but dwelling on potential future events turns into Worry which turns into fear… and can have a negative impact on our lives.
Our brains can’t tell the difference between real & imagined fear—that’s the mind’s job. So, our brains will cause the release stress hormones, adversely affecting our bodies, without there being any real reason for it.
Why do that to yourself?
Instead, train your mind to recognize and eliminate fear, to be fearless and stay on-track for how you want your life to be.