Just as Les Brown said, “It is okay to be afraid.”
Robert Kiyosaki also came up with an acronym to describe what the word FEAR means, and his conclusion was that, FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. Sometimes we create scenarios in our minds that hold us back from trying new things and progressing.
Here are two types of fear that you need to know about so that you can make the right decision next time you are afraid.
1. When You Have Fear
Fear is an inbuilt emotion that everyone has from the time they are young, and I believe that fear was placed in us to serve a positive purpose in our lives. Fear helps us to be careful not to hurt ourselves and other people.
Fear is what keeps us from putting ourselves and other people in a dangerous situation. For example, it is fear of being burnt that makes us not touch a hot object. That means that this kind of fear is positive and useful.
2. When Fear Has You
The other side of this is when fear has you. This is the negative type of fear because it has power and not you. The simplest example I can use here is when someone is so afraid to talk to their crush to an extent that they tremble in their presence.
Another example is being too afraid to take action on a course or endeavor that can change your life. You know it is the right thing to do and that it can change your life completely, but you are afraid to start or take action.
This type of fear kills many dreams as soon as they are conceived. You can only conquer fear by action so we must move to implement and execute our ideas.
Fear is a natural emotion.
It is natural to be afraid. However, overthinking and over analyzing plants the seeds of doubt in us, which germinate into fear. The antidote for fear is action. Implementing and executing your ideas will not give you time for fear.
I believe that you can do what you want to do and you can be what you want to be in spite of fear. It will be tough but do it anyway.