You’re having doubts and you’re timid. You think you might fail or it could be very hard. You are afraid of the unknown or the thought of being uncomfortable. You are fearful of what others will think, or how it will turn out. You think of all the worst case scenarios.
Fear, by definition, is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
I could go on and on about how fear limits us and how we can all break free from it.
If you’re waiting for all of the risk to be gone, that probably won’t ever happen. If you’re waiting for the time to be perfect, there is no such thing. If you’re waiting for the fear to go away completely, that’s unrealistic.
“If you kill the butterflies in your stomach, you’ll kill the dream. Most people back away when they get that nervous, uncomfortable feeling. But that feeling signals you’re doing something that matters to you. Embrace the feeling. Lean into the discomfort. Try to understand what the feeling is telling you. Train yourself in the alchemy of fear.” Jonathan Fields
The way I look at it, you have two options when it comes to fear.
1) Do everything you can to face them. Accept that you might mess up and that things might not look pretty. Know that it might be tough but You will get over it, through it, and you will be so glad you faced it.
2) Don’t do anything. Continue to replay the fear and worry in your mind and it will continue to build it up even more. If you choose not to face your doubts and worries, you will wonder forever.
You can either choose to conquer you fears, or you can continue to let them limit you. But, you must know that whichever option you choose (action or inaction), it will create a pattern. Each time you choose to deal with them, or not deal with them, it will make it more likely that you will pick that path again.
Your choices become habits, and therefore define how you approach training and life.
If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, tired, discouraged, or pessimistic…then, today, do something that you are just a little afraid of doing. Do something that you usually wouldn’t. Take one step to overcome a fear.
Do something. Make a move. Take a chance. There’s no better time than now. Choose to attack your damn fears.