f you are placed in front of a door that says “fear” that is a door you must pass through to become the next bigger version of yourself. All successful growth begins just outside your comfort zone. There is no fear in comfort and nothing driving you when there is security. Where there is comfort, there is complacency and complacency is the greatest counterforce to personal development.
To become abundantly successful and fulfilled master fear and let it make you stronger than you were before. Fear is designed to raise your desires to higher standards. When you understand that the intention behind this emotion is your personal evolvement, you can use it to develop the resilience necessary to increase your capacity to thrive in life.
The Seven Beneficial Roles of Fear
1. The competitor: When you are unsure of your next steps in life fear will surface. It is easy to fall victim to the belief you are placing yourself in danger of failing, causing you to feel inclined to avoid whatever challenge you are facing. Keep in mind, fear is a counter-intuitive emotion; when you want to step back fear is urging you to move forward.
Fear wants you to take it on, to compete with it and to force yourself to flourish. Success in all areas of life entails risk and the courage to make bold decisions. If you let fear encapsulate you it will suck you into a negative self-reinforcing mire because fear feeds upon itself. The more you let fear stop you, the bigger your fear becomes, the more difficult it is to act, the less able you are to succeed.
If you want something, but are afraid of all possible hiccups which could happen along the way, fear is dictating and winning the competition.
To thrive in life, learn to move faster than your fear.