Have you ever been afraid to step out and do that thing you know you need to do? Maybe it was a career move you knew you needed to make but you couldn’t bring yourself to do it. Perhaps, it was getting out of a relationship that was killing you, but you stayed and your life has suffered because of it. There have been many times I didn’t do what I knew I needed to do, and it was because deep down, I was afraid. It took me a long time to realize that everyone has fear. How you learn to handle your fear is one of the most important life skills you will ever learn. It will make the difference in your life being big and full, or your life staying small and empty.
Cus D’ Amato was an American boxing manager who trained and handled champions like Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson and Jose’ Torres. Cus saw fear as a constant in every person’s life. Cus said it like this, “The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear, only the hero confronts his fear & converts it to fire.” You didn’t even know that was a possibility, but it is. The fear that has held you back can become a burning flame when you confront it and convert it to useful energy for you.
So what are you not doing because you are afraid? Maybe it’s time for you to get serious with your fear and start that fire that is waiting to ignite in you.