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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

One has to face fear or forever run from it....

Your fear will haunt you until you find the courage to face it.
Most of the time, when you finally find the courage to face the thing that you fear, you find that it was not as bad as you thought it was.
Once you meet your fear head on, the thing that you feared loses its power over you. It no longer haunts your mind or causes you to lose sleep.
Your imagination and mental visions, concerning how bad that thing that you fear is going to be, makes your fear appear worse than it is in reality.
One way to approach your fear, is to ask yourself,
 “What is the worst thing that can happen?”
For example, you may fear having to spar with a certain fighter in your martial arts class. Maybe he is a foot taller than you, his skills are excellent, and on top of that, he is ripped from spending many additional hours in the weight room.
Every time your class gets ready to spar, your heart is pounding with the fear that you will get picked to match skills with this natural “destroyer.”
Ask yourself,
 “What is the worst thing that could happen if I get drawn to fight this guy?”
 In reality, the worst thing that could happen is that you get pounded, but this is not a street fight. You will both be wearing protective gear.
 It could be a bit embarrassing, but you will live through it, and maybe you will learn some things and gain some confidence.
This is not that bad.
See what I mean?
Facing your fears is something that requires rational thought. Don’t let your imagination make the wolf bigger than he really is.