What are you afraid of? What makes you afraid of whatever it is you’re afraid of? Was it a bad situation you experienced? Are you afraid because you’ve heard horror stories concerning the things you are afraid of? Has it caused you to stay away from the things that intimidate you or cause you fear? Has it even taken over your life causing you to miss out on a few things because you are afraid of even facing it? Snakes, dogs, clowns, flying in planes, the dark, taking a new turn in life, aging, rejection, DEATH!
Well what if I told you the only solution to conquering your fears is YOU? What if I told you that you even had the power to get over your fears and that they were all just inside your head. What if you understood that the fear is not in the actual thing you are afraid of. Well, I’m not only the president of fear I’m also a client, lol.
I have always had a fear of flying! Super terrified of death, not only my own but losing my mother has been my biggest fear ever!
Becoming a flight attendant has taught me the ins and outs and the safety of flying. I can’t tell you how many times I have had “the worst turbulence ever” and then at the end, after we land, I think, that wasn’t so bad. I’ve learned it’s not flying that I’m afraid of, it’s the accidents and the incidents that could happen on an airplane. Honestly though, couldn’t these incidents and accidents happen on the ground? I mean movie theatres and clubs are shot up, banks are held hostage, car accidents, gas leak explosions, fires. All that. Why be afraid? Missing out on life. Never travel and see what the world has to offer because your afraid. Never going out dancing, enjoying company, living life because of fear of what can happen. Never seeing a new released movie. I mean honestly you should be more afraid of the prices of a movie these days. If anything bad is ever going to happen, it could happen anywhere!
Now, death has been pretty hard for me to get over. I get anxiety at times right before I go to bed thinking what if this is when I don’t wake up. Being far away from my mommy also gives me the fear that I will lose her. Seriously though. We cannot control when we leave this earth! Our time is our time. I’ve used this example before in the keynote, BE Connected. Instead of worrying about losing your loved ones or clocking out yourself, just enjoy them and enjoy life until you can’t anymore. Life is good and you will never know it worrying all the time.
Fear comes for you hard core when you show you’re afraid of it. A dog for example. When they know you are scared is when they really try you. Same for bullies. Stand up and show your confidence and they usually leave you be. Not all snakes are poison ness or strong enough to choke you out, so the reality is you are afraid of the bad snakes, and sure you should be. Clowns? Come on they are not all “it” or the other horror films characters. I get it though I am uneasy around masked people as well.
Rejection! Very scary thing. Why though? Maaaaaaan, do you know all the opportunities you leave behind being afraid of being rejected? Not making changes because you think you will be turned down? It’s all about confidence and passion and just taking the leap!!!!
Join me in getting over the very things that have us tired down in fear. Remember the acronym F.E.A.R, learned so long ago (or maybe it’s your first time hearing it), False Evidence Appearing Real! Sure there are some bad things in this world but there is a lot to stand tall for and the only way to really shine and enjoy life to the funniest is to stare your fears in the face head on and conquer them!
BE Fearless! If you’re going to be afraid of anything you should be afraid of everything. Right? What a terrible way to live, IF you even consider that Living.
BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!