I know what you’re thinking… How is loving fear even probable concept?
I’m not talking in the sense of killer chasing you with a knife afraid or scared of the dark type of fear, what I’m talking about is conquering the fear of breaking out of your comfort zone, and doing something new with pure, genuine effort.
We all know that feeling when we’re challenged to break through our threshold of comfort, you know… you get kind of panicked, anxious, nervous and squeamish like when you’re about to speak in front of a crowd or clicking to the top of a steep roller-coaster right before the exciting/terrifying drop.
You just kind of tense up, close your eyes and pray it would all be over already.
Although, it’s interesting to see what both of those scenarios have in common, both situations have a trait that terrifies us all… the unknown. We don’t know what’s on the other side of the drop and we don’t know what’s going to happen in front of that crowd of people, all we can do is have faith and be prepared.
Let’s face it, we are all conditioned in current society to be somewhat of a control freak. The moment we no longer have the reigns to this beautiful crazy beast called life, we panic and are thrown off it’s back only to then retreat to the confines of what’s safe and familiar to us so we may lick our wounds in peace.
No. Stop that way of thinking right now. Its boring and you’re not doing yourself any favors.
Where do you think the term “Fear of Success” comes from? We ultimately fear what we cannot see or don’t understand.
Yet we still tend to enjoy a roller-coaster because you have faith that everything will be okay and you’re just going to enjoy the ride.
So why can’t we apply that to our everyday life and ventures? If you’re capable of learning to love roller coasters even though you get nervous and scared every time, then you’re damn sure able to do the same in life. No one ever got anywhere by doing the same thing over and over, playing it safe, not wanting to make a fuss or make waves. Game changers put themselves out there!
Yes, life is not as simple as a roller-coaster but you can take the same approach.
Don’t you want to see what you’ve been put on this earth for? What’s the absolute best version of yourself that you can be? The only way to truly even begin to tap into that is if you start saying yes to new positive experiences and leaving your comfort zone more often. You begin to like the thrill of it, it’s way better than a roller-coaster because your actually allowing yourself to grow. Spirituality, mentally and universally. What’s the worst that can happen? You fail? Why is failing bad? All that means is that you tried something new and your adding experience/wisdom notches to your belt of life…not to mention it takes fertilizer to grow a garden… your “failures” could create a foundation or even open up other opportunities.
Learn to love the fear of trying new things like you enjoy getting tattoos, or sky diving, or first kisses. Oh the things you will learn about yourself will amaze you. Tap into your superpowers and explore your world.