There are a lot of things that make us afraid – and that’s okay.
Fear can keep you healthy and safe, from doing something clearly stupid and dangerous like walking down dark alleys alone late at night or professing a love of Nickelback at a Vivaldi concert.
What about the other fears you hold, the ones that, when examined, hold you back?
What about them?
You know the ones I mean.
The fear of looking for a new job, though you clearly despise where you are now. Fear of the Unknown.
Fear of going out, because you don’t know anyone else where you’ll be. Fear of the Other.
Fear of trying new activities, foods, or new places to live. Fear of the Strange.
Now, I’m not saying you should just throw yourself willy-nilly into a program for skydiving or running with bulls. What I will advocate is taking small, incremental steps to help you get to the point where that fear is no longer as overwhelming as it once was. That your fear is now manageable.
Fear of writing, for instance, can be done this way. I’m proof of that.
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