"Everything I ever feared people would think of me, they already have. Yet here I am." - Humble the Poet
Fear can be a gift.
It's what helps keep us safe - rushing adrenaline and cortisol through our body to make us alert and get out of a dangerous situation.
That kind of fear typically just lasts a short amount of time though.
What about the chronic fears we all deal with? Us humans carry around all these other fears despite not actually being in danger.
Fears like:> Fear of failure.
I read awhile back that these types of fears should more accurately be described as phobias, which are defined as an irrational fear that is greater than any actual threat.
Unfortunately, we let these fears control us and dictate how we live our lives. We play small, play along and blend in to avoid these "dangers."
I hear from people who "just aren't good on social media" but a bit deeper of a look usually shows they simply have a fear around getting visible and putting themselves out there to be judged and potentially fail.
If you've every struggled with this, you're clearly not alone. We're all there in some way.
But, what are you missing out on by holding on to this fear?
In this episode, we get into what your missing out on, along with:◾ accepting the fear will never go away
Links mentioned in the episode:
The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence by Gavin De Becker
Unlearn by Humble the Poet
7 Rejections by Brian Chesky