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What If Fear Was A Friend?

by | Mar 7, 2019 | Personal Growth

Fear is a false barrier that feels like a roadblock, but is in fact a speed bump.

You can always move past fear. You might just have to do it a little more slowly. It won’t be easy. But it’s not supposed to be. This is where the idea of courage comes into play. Courage is not the absence of fear. It isn’t even mastery of the fear. Courage is simply continuing in spite of the fear.

Isn’t it a relief to know that the fear you feel is normal? I know it is for me. Sometimes I get down on myself because I’m scared. I get frustrated or annoyed with myself that I don’t know the answer to something — especially since people look to me as someone who can provide answers.

It feels good to know that fear is a normal part of the experience we are all going through. The human experience. A lot of people look at fear or pain as an indicator that they’re doing something wrong. The natural reflex is to recoil from discomfort.

But what’s on the other side of the discomfort?

That’s something you can only investigate by going through the fear. Sometimes you push through it and other times, something pulls you through it. But you have to get through it. And you can.

What if fear became a friend? What if instead of being afraid of being afraid, we got excited about being afraid?

Imagine how wonderful it might feel to think of fear as an early sign of abundance and growth to come.