Fear and anxiety are like the proverbial crabs in the barrel holding us back from reaching our full potential in life. It most often keeps us from trying new experiences, going to new places or meeting new people. Our safe bubble becomes our prison and we have no idea how to break free.
If a mouse were to run across my feet right now I’d jump onto the tallest piece of furniture at the speed of light. Why? Logically, I know the tiny little mouse will not hurt me. But since childhood I have been programmed and wired subconsciously to fear them. How exactly did that happen? I’m not 100% for sure, but I do know that my aunts and cousins were also fearful of these creatures and would have Stephen King style reactions to them when one would rear its beady head.
If we don’t consciously make an effort to overcome our fears, we’re doomed to be ruled by them. We might as well just crown them with our approval, and bow to their commands.
Watch the YouTube Video by Brendon Burchard. He is the author of several books, such as The Motivation Manifesto and Life’s Golden Ticket, as well as a few others. He’s an awesome speaker, his videos are extremely motivational, and he’s always on point.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be controlled by fear. It takes work and time to be fully free of anxiety and panic attacks, but the results will definitely be worth it. Start small, live free!