January 24, 2016
WHICH SIDE OF YOUR FEAR IS STRONGER?
Fear is something that make us move or makes us stuck. In other words fear can become positive or negative. Without fear life will become very boring, admit it even if it is scary, fear adds spice to our lives.
The question is which side of your fear is stronger?
In every situation where fear arises there are two sides of it. For example in a basketball game where the situation is crucial, of course that situation scares you. Which side of your fear is stronger? is it the side where you are so scared of the moment and you cannot move? or is it the side where you are so afraid to lose so you will do anything to win?
Another situation is you need to exercise but you are so scared that you will get tired and you will feel pain, the other side of your fear is you are so scared that you will get fat and you will look ugly. Which fear is stronger? which fear will prevail?
One more situation is you have a public speaking in three days, it is scary isn't it? Which side of your fear is stronger? Is it the fear of practicing countless hours and getting tired? or is it the fear of embarrassment in front of public? If you are afraid to get embarrassed you will choose to practice, your fear of getting tired will fade and you will endure the boredom that practice brings to you.
One more example, your professor is a terror and you get embarrassed everyday, he humiliates you, makes you look like stupid. You got scared of facing him everyday but on the other side of your fear is you are also afraid to fail. Which fear will get the better of you? which fear will make your situation better?
Sometimes fear makes us to make decision and that decision can become either positive or negative. Don't be scared if you feel fearful because it can help you to move in the right direction. All you have to do is choose which side of your fear will you trust, which side of your fear will you amplify.