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?

When I’ve chosen fear or anxiety, I end up with regret. Disappointment hurts.

While the sun is painful and “no pain no gain,” pain goes away.

Hurt lingers.


Originally published at Life As Usual.

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