Everyone has fears, doubts and worries. It’s part of being human.

But courage isn’t about stepping into something because you have no fear.

Courage is about stepping forward while still feeling fear.

Fears job is to keep you the same.

It wants to scare you from change, trying something new, doing something uncomfortable. It wants you to stay the way you are forever.

It’s job is to paralyze you.

People have many fears including…

  • Fear of disappointment
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of loss
  • Fear of judgement
  • Fear of change
  • Fear of rejection
  • Fear of loneliness
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Fear of missing out
  • Fear of who you are
  • Fear of job loss
  • Fear of the spotlight

Fear comes in many forms. But here’s a helpful way to look at fear.

F.E.A.R – False Events Appearing Real

We often fear something will happen but it rarely does. It’s us playing out the worse thing possible in our mind but it rarely is reality.

Our minds are wired to protect us from danger but they can go into overdrive and stop us from living our life.

Here’s a few we see in the fitness industry…

  • Fear of lifting heavy weight because it will make you too bulky
  • Fear of pushing myself in my workouts because I might overdo it and get injured
  • Fear of eating more because it will make me gain weight
  • Fear of eating carbs because it will put on pounds
  • Fear of getting my kids to eat healthy because they will rebel and starve to death

All of these fears are silly and not true but I’ve had countless people voice them to me.

Ask yourself what fears are holding you back that are FALSE EVENTS appearing to be real. What evidence do we have that it’s true or is it just a silly phrase that people repeat that has no real basis of truth?

We all say there’s more than 1 way to skin the cat but has anyone ACTUALLY done that? Our culture is filled with silly phrases that we repeat or believe but we don’t stop and challenge them.

Don’t let fear do it’s job. Don’t let it keep you the same.

Tap into your courage and step into your fear so you can achieve the life of your dreams. Happy Monday!!