Fear stops us from acting.
It focuses on the end result which seems too far away or incapable of achieving from where we are now.
For instance, if someone has a fear of heights, and getting to the top of a mountain is the end result, it seems impossible to overcome. There's a lot of stress, their heart starts racing, their hands clam up, and their imagination runs wild.
Except, getting to the top of that mountain isn’t something that gets done immediately; It begins with one step.
Now, this mountain that I speak of is a figure of speech. For each one of us, it resembles something different.
Fortunately, fears are learned and therefore, fears can be unlearned.
Fear answers the question of what MIGHT happen.
Acting answers all that WILL happen.
Just because something MIGHT happen, doesn’t mean that it WILL.
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game," Babe Ruth.
Replace those fear-provoking MIGHTS with success-oriented WILLS.
I might embarrass myself in front of everyone... I will practice ahead of time so that I am prepared.
I might go bankrupt starting my own business… I will work hard to do what needs to get done to make sure my business is successful.
Like anything else, overcoming fears takes time, practice, and repetition.
We won’t know what WILL happen until we try.