Fear is the conceptualized possibility we may fall to a position that, as it seems, is inferior to the set expectations around us; where we fail to capitalize on our potentials. But then again, it’s only conceptualized.
Expectations are easy to come by. You can create them in the blink of an eye. To be fearful that failure will result due to shortcomings of an expectation is similar to feeling bad because you haven’t built a rocket after reading about how to make rockets for the first time. It’s simply impossible to fulfill every expectation.
In the last blog we discussed balance and orderly management in ones life. Now we touch on managing fear. When you think fear, I want you to immediately think “conceptualized”. That’s all it is. Roosevelt stated “there is nothing to fear but fear itself”. By this statement, fear is besieged by what we make of it.
Our ability to make the best or worst of a situation is a result of our outlook. If our outlook is narrow, our graph of failures fear outliers. We fear to be obsolete, overlooked , and incorrect. But if our outlook embraces a spread, suddenly, the graph of failures begins to make sense. The complex situations we endure lead us to where we need to be. That is, if we choose to pick ourselves up.
After having widened our tolerance for fear, our life proceeds to build a foundation. This foundation is built on experience, endurance, and courage. Nothing great was ever built in a day. Piece by piece, brick by brick, our success and lives are built up. And to think this all started by identifying what fear truly is…
In a nutshell, fear is what we make of it, or what we conceptualize, rather. Our outlook controls conceptualizations for worse by a narrow spread or for better by a wide spread. Our tolerance for fear and pain learns to accept and fuel our daily habits. Fear is nothing. Fear is simple an identifiable obstacle to use for your advantage.
Make fear fear you, One Day at a Time.
David Halvorson | 14 August 2018 |@dhalvy99