Just about everything you hear now is about how fear holds us back from doing everything. Dream jobs, better lives, better relationships, more money, being healthy. Apparently fear is behind it all. Read any self help book or materials, insta, Facebook post or whatever and at some point fear will be mentioned. I guarentee.
I’m not talking about crippling scared for your life fear but it’s more often that little voice in the back of your head that’s saying “um…no” or “who in the hell do you think you are”. It can be a fear of being laughed at, failing, a fear of what others think and in some cases a fear of success.
In some cases fear is a good thing. It’s what stops you from doing things that are otherwise dangerous or could harm you. That’s kind of it’s job really. However when it’s stopping you from enjoying yourself and living your best life….not so much.
What are we supposed to do about it? Well I wouldn’t exactly throw fear out the window. Like I said fear is there to keep your safe. Say don’t quit your full time job to be a macrame hat maker without having some sort of plan in place because someone on Instagram did it and it worked out. Not going to the gym because people might laugh at you? That’s a bit different. That’s what headphones are for, to not hear if they did. Besides people who are really working out aren’t watching you. I promise.