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UNFEARING FEAR

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“Wait­ing for the fear to dis­ap­pear, be­fore you do some­thing, will have you never do it. Your rea­son for want­ing to do any­thing and the ben­e­fits of do­ing it has to al­ways be huger than your fears.”

“The fear will ex­ist as long as you con­tinue to grow.” (Dr Su­san Jef­fers) Your grow­ing lies in your do­ing: do­ing dif­fer­ently, do­ing bet­ter, do­ing out­side of your com­fort zone. No growth hap­pens in­side of a com­fort zone and growth of any form re­quires the will­ing­ness to ex­pe­ri­ence dis­com­fort and fear.

One of the most com­mon uni­ver­sal fears is the fear of fac­ing the un­known. We have no idea of what awaits us there and we be­lieve that we will ex­pe­ri­ence less con­trol and more vul­ner­a­bil­ity in a new zone. Linked to this fear, is the un­con­scious prevention of want­ing to leave our cur­rent com­fort zones and space of “pre­dictable safety”. We feel more pro­tected and less vul­ner­a­ble in our com­fort zones.We have to un­der­stand that when we re­sist fear, we re­sist the op­por­tu­nity to learn and to grow. If you were born to be­come the great­est ver­sion of your­self, you have to be pre­pared to fear so that you can grow.

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