Funny how am about to write about fear and yet fear of how you would judge me after reading this article almost stopped me from writing it🤣🤣🤣🤣
Fear will stop the strongest man in the room from taking charge, fear will stop the brightest mind from sharing their ideas with the world, fear has stopped you from pursuing your dreams and the desires that you have for your life. How much more would we have achieved if we did not have to be afraid
Human beings from the fact that we are social beings have this great fear of rejection and not been accepted. All we want is to fit in and belong. This comes from our hunter and gatherer days where the lone wolf had fewer chances of survival and well there was safety in numbers. We are more comfortable when we feel loved and accepted by those around us.
Our brains refuse to do anything that threatens our sense of safety as it hard wired to react in a way that preserves our lives. The amygdala, the part of the brain that process fear among other emotions like anger and our flight or fight response and also triggers the release of stress hormones, will be more active when faced with a situation that is perceived as a threat whether it is or not. While this is happening you will feel overwhelmed and want to run to safety and comfort.
Interestingly we are constantly hearing that on the other side of fear is everything that we are hoping to achieve. This goes back to the brain because as soon as the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus which is connected to the amygdala becomes active in any situation, they start to discern and rationalize the situation if the threat is real or not. Why am I even talking about this brain stuff, when I started to write I was afraid of how I would be judged and not accepted but the moment I sat down and thought about the situation and why I was actually been afraid, I decided to keep writing.
You have to do despite the fear, you have to keep moving despite the anticipation but most importantly you will always be afraid in whatever new thing that you decide to do. The only thing that is for sure is that if you allow fear to paralyze you then you will never achieve anything.
Do despite the fear, start no matter how scared you are and keep going despite the rejection. You will always be afraid but you got to be the master over the fear. Be the boss and let fear not control you