Don't Be Fearless
Updated: Feb 17
Be afraid. Fear keeps you alert and it keeps you alive.
Fear has its natural utility, its main purpose is to keep you out of harms way.
Being completely fearless may actually get you killed.
So this notion of fearlessness is totally misguided, who ever is telling you that, doesn’t really know what they are talking about.
Fear in the absence of courage however is another matter.
Without courage, fear can completely cripple you and render you useless.
The secret is not to live without fear, but rather do what you need to do despite of it.
There is no courage in the absence of fear.
Instead of spending your time in hiding or trying to escape it, perhaps you need to cultivate your own character enough and learn to face up to it.
Learn to differentiate between a real threat (jumping off a building) and a perceived threat, a threat that's not grounded in any kind of reality.
So your job is not to live without fear but rather to conquer it.
To overcome and control it, so it no longer has control over you.
Liberating you. Allowing you to move forward and live a full human life.
Fear is perfectly natural, but the point is, not to allow it to stop you.
So don’t be fearless, instead be bold.