“Real fears can be overcome. It’s the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” – Theodore Vale
Fear can be absolutely paralyzing. It can feel so real, that we would bet our lives on whatever it is, happening.
If there ever was a superpower that we have, it’s the tremendous ability to bring whatever we’re thinking into reality. And if you’re human, you can draw back to a time where we talked ourselves into failure… before we even began. We convinced ourselves it was impossible, but we didn’t even try.
The unconquerable fear, as Theodore Vale puts it, is the imaginary one. It’s human to question, doubt, and fear. But this thousand-year-old survival mechanism, which means well, is leading us down the path of hesitancy. Of inaction.
FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real. The same mind that builds a paralyzing fear can break one down by shifting what we place our thoughts towards. Instead of dwelling on what could go wrong, dwell on why it will go right.