Fear is a decision.
It’s a choice we make. Whether it’s the right one or not, it is simply a choice. A decision to feel fear.
That decision can paralyse us. It can stop us moving forward.
So to progress, to GET IT DONE, we have to move through fear.
We have to decide to “feel the fear and do it anyway”.
We decide through a combination of logic and emotions.
LOGIC is analytical…
It doesn’t like fuzziness.
Looks for truths.
Works on the basis of rules.
Looks at the pros and cons.
Runs ‘What If Scenarios’.
Logic makes a decision based on facts.
So, it doesn’t like uncertainty or shifting situations.
EMOTIONS are all about people and social situations…
“What is my heart telling me about this?” it says.
Emotions looks for the solution that will make the most people happy.
So can change rapidly according to how intense they feel.
Emotions make decisions based on people.
And people can be unpredictable, capricious, and fearful.
So we decide to be fearful through a combination of logic and emotions that are different for every person in every situation.
One person’s terror is another person’s adrenaline rush.
Another person’s passion completely overwhelms somebody else.
FEAR IS A DECISION BASED ON LOGIC & EMOTIONS.
We can over-think and we can over-feel.
We can under-think and we can under-feel.
So we cannot entirely trust either our logic or our emotions.
We cannot trust the decisions we make about fear.
There is a simple truth on which we can rely:
THAT WHICH WE FEAR MOST IS THAT WHICH WE MOST HAVE TO DO.
And you always know what you fear the most about anything.
You know you have to make the call, say you’re sorry, say yes, make the choice, leap into the unknown…
The thing that is making you most afraid is the door you have to pass through.
The door that will take you from where you are now to where you want to be.
So there is only one thing you can do.
There is only one solution to your fear.
DO SOMETHING. Anything. No matter how small.
But do something RIGHT NOW that will help you move through your fear to where you want to be.
Do something right now.
You know what to do.