Where does fear come from? Expectations? Feelings of inadequacy? Comparison to others?
Societal norms are set because a lot of people act the same way. And then if you act differently, you are judged which leads you to judge yourself. You fear you are not doing things correctly. You second guess.
But as Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Because fear can paralyze you. It can cause you to think so much about what could go wrong, that you don’t spend time taking action on things that could make it go right.
You let issues pass without making decisions and then time passes, too.
Being different than the pack is not something to fear. It is something to embrace. Because as Steve Jobs once said, “People who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones that do.”
They walk through the fear. And find solutions. Make peace. Blaze a trail.
So what are you scared of today? And what can you do to walk through that fear and make the world a better place?