The F- word. Raising some questions about fear and how we can all kick its ass! Link in bio or head to moxiie.tumblr.com ♥ Photo cred: @theycallmeglam #Moxiie
It might be safe to say that we were all fed the hero storyline at some point, amiright?
Like, the only way to conquer anything is by never being afraid…and that some people are just born that way and everyone else, well tough shit!
Without even realizing it, we have an idea of who gets to live certain kinds of lives, and decide we are “not that person”.
We tend to see the people we look up to as fearless, superhuman anomalies whom we have nothing in common with.
Wanna know a secret? They’re not. They’re mortals, just like the rest of us.
I suspect one of the key differences between someone who goes on to realize big dreams and someone who doesn’t lies in the way they respond to a feeling we all know…many try to avoid the feeling altogether.
The funny thing is, I believe we all get that tingly feeling. It can either paralyze us or motivate us.
That feeling is often assigned the word “fear”.
FEAR! The scariest F-word.
But what is fear though? A charge that shoots through our bodies, and says omgomgomg, RUNNNN!
Have you ever tried slowing that whole thing down? Ever tried saying…wait…there’s no real danger here! You’re not going to die if you give that speech, or share your art. You won’t spontaneously combust if you ask for that raise, and no, everyone is not going to point and laugh at you.
What about calling that feeling something else? Sometimes we get that feeling because we want to do so well we’re just nervous about falling short. What if instead of saying “I’m afraid” you said “I’m excited!”? Or “I can’t wait!”
The way I see it, that thing that makes our hearts beat fast, and our tummies fill with butterflies is pure energy and we can train ourselves to use that energy however we want. Is it going to feel like a spa day? No, it’s scary territory, it’s uncomfortable, but it’s also empowering. We get so much from using that energy. Let it run us into the ground and we’ll likely be looking back on our lives with tons of regret, at least that’s my guess.
The next time you really want to do something that is a step in the direction of being the person you want to be, I say go for it. Swap the scary F-word for that other famous F-word + it = Yep, you got it.