Being Nervous Doesn’t Mean You’re Scared
Sometimes we confuse nervousness with fear
Those emotions aren’t the same.
We confuse our nervousness for fear, especially if fear is our default.
They are different, though.
Being nervous means it’s new.
As a result, “new” gives you jitters.
Those jitters mean you are on to something.
The next time you get those “jitters,” know that it’s time to decide.
Are you scared, anxious or excited?
- If you are afraid, it leads to comfort.
- Choosing anxiety leads to protection.
- Deciding on excitement means, you are “all in.”
When I’ve chosen fear or anxiety, I end up with regret. Disappointment hurts.
Originally published at Life As Usual.