#339. Fear is dangerous, but fear is manageable

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fear is natural for humans. Fear is also sometimes logical. If I was being chased by a hungry pack of wolves, fear would be a natural response. Fear would be something that would drive me to run faster, be smarter, do anything to survive. In that way, fear is useful, it forces us to do something that we wouldn’t do otherwise.

But, for that exact same reason, fear is dangerous. Fear can force you into submission or even paralyze you. A lot of people don’t chase their dreams. Fear forces us to be open to doing atypical things. Many people are resilient enough to chase their dreams, but fear stops them.

Fear is natural, but don’t let it get in your way.

If you were trying to win a race, would you purposely put roadblocks in your way? I wouldn’t, rather, I would take the route that would bring me to my destination the easiest. Don’t allow fear to get in the way. It’ll only make things harder for you.

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