‘’The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls –Elizabeth Cady Stanton’’
Who isn’t aware of the feeling of fear when trying something new. The sometimes numbing fear experienced when climbing out of your comfort zone. We all want to get rid of the fear, but what if the fear will never go away completely. Does this mean we need to stop facing our fears all together and set up for a life of disappointment? Obviously that isn’t going to make anyone happy, but what if we would decide to not look at fear as our arch enemy. If we can manage to just accept the fear, the fear will decrease. The more you try to resist the fear, the more intense it will become.
If you would like to get a better understanding about this topic I would recommend the book ‘’Feel the fear and do it anyway’’ by Sussan Jeffers. Here are 5 quotes to get a better understanding where she’s coming from:
- The fear will never go away as long as I’m growing
- The only way to decrease fear is by facing it head on
- The only way to feel better about myself is to face fear head on
- I’m not the only one feeling fear when on unknown territory , but so does everyone else
- Pushing through the fear is way less painful then the sense of helplessness on the long term if you don’t.
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”