Confession: It is worth it, but I am Afraid
Fear is one of the pillar roots of failure.
Other culprits are ignorance, laziness, misprioritization, lack of interest, indecision and peer pressure.
Fear is the subject for analysis in this post.
I have recently been sharing thoughts about taking responsibility and addressing escape escuses.
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“I am afraid” could be regarded as another escape excuse, but considering the sincerity and openness, I will take it to be a confession.
Fear is often the reason behind most excuses and the moment we identify it and face it, our chances for excellence skyrockets.
I want to give you this assurance that fear is not something new.
Fear is not peculiar to you.
Even great achievers have battled with fear.
This is just to let you know that you are not alone in this.
From your own words; “It is worth it, but I am afraid”, I can deduce that you have the desire to continue and I can also sense that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Since you are convinced that it is worth it, your problems are very much reduced. If I were you, I would face my fears, dive in headlong and go for the grabs.
Fear can be paralysing, and that is why we must keep a clear head to analyse things objectively and move beyond being emotional to being rational.
When you have come to the conclusion that a venture is worth it, you are at peace with the terms and you desire the dividends, you already have sufficient motivation to overcome your fears.
Motivation can propel you to overcome;ignorance, laziness, misprioritization, lack of interest, indecision and peer pressure.
Fear is unique, because sometimes it defies common sense. It could be crippling and create an impression of hopelessness in situations. But no matter how devastating fear may appear to be, you can take charge of it right within your mind. Alter your thoughts, think of the brighter side, remind yourself of those that made it, repeat the procedure over and over again in your mind. Discuss with positively minded people. Take charge of the situation and say to yourself; “is it just this thing?
The magnitude you allote to it in your mind could be part of what intimidates you in the situation.
Figure out a way to forge ahead beyond your fears.
As long as you believe, you will overcome.
Once there is a will, there is a way.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
I once came across an acronym for fear that says fear is: False Evidences Appearing Real.
How will you feel if you are stopped by mirages and illusions?
How could you be deprived of your dreams, simply because you didn’t have the nerve to lift a finger when you should have?
How will you feel when you look back and see that there was no reason why you should not have succeeded only that you resigned out of fear?
What story will you have to tell when you need to give account of what you have achieved with your time?
Why should you even think of allowing fear to be the reason to have regrets?
Nip fear at the bud and move on.
Do it if it is worth it.
Everything you want is attainable, if only you can take the necessary steps.
Your chances of making a difference lie in doing things differently.
There is really a fear of change, but only change brings change.
You can’t keep doing the same thing and be expecting different results.
Gather the necessary courage to unleash the possibilities awaiting you behind you fears.
Identifying the fact that you are afraid and confessing it, is the first step to finding a solution.
Now that you know how much depends on the courage you choose to build, do that which must be done.
I would love you to share your story with smiles on your face and with a sense of fulfilment.
succumbing to your fears will only bring regrets later.
If truly it is worth it, then do it. Don’t let fear stop you.
Confession: It Is Worth It, But I am Afraid.