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Writer, speaker, soul infuser. Over the years, I've come to understand fear as incredibly useful and here are a few of the things I've learned. Contrary to the popular belief, I don't embrace fearlessness.
But, I don't anymore. I've heard the modified definitions of fearlessness, and while they don't fully resonate with me, I can appreciate a different perspective.
However, this article addresses the textbook definition of fearlessness, which is to be without fear.
We have a tendency to dismiss fear as weakness, but it's not that simple. Courage and fear go hand in hand. I used to think that people were courageous when they chose to do things I would be afraid to do. They could only be courageous in doing things they were afraid to do.
Bravery doesn't exist in the absence of trepidation. I mistakenly assigned the characteristic of courage to others wishing I had the same. What I once failed to see was that I possessed the one requirement of courage -- a fear to be faced head on.
I came to understand that fear doesn't negate courage. Physiology can be misleading. The bottom line is that fear is intended to keep us safe. Most people are familiar with the fight-or flight response. When our lives are threatened, physiology kicks in to protect us.
We are hardwired for self-preservation. Unfortunately, we may also feel a similar response to unfamiliar albeit non-threatening situations. Things that feel uncomfortable to us also put us on alert.
For some, the response is just as intense whereas others experience an attenuated version. We often get our signals crossed and respond to change with the same fervor as something that has the power to destroy us.
Adrenaline doesn't always mean resist or run When we've established that life indeed is not in danger, fear becomes useful in a very different way.
We often become accustomed to our way of being- even if it's an existence that is less than the one we desire. We restrict ourselves for a variety of reasons, real or imagined. Close examination of many of those reasons has fear at the foundation.
Personal growth requires expansion and that can be terrifying. Whether you aim to be more vulnerable, more loving, or more financially stable, it will require a shifting of your mindset and breaking of previously established barriers.
In these scenarios, fear often points us to areas we need to investigate more closely. Though our instinct may be to flee, this type of fear is much-needed guidance. In conclusion, fear itself isn't a problem.
Our reaction to our own fears is the issue. In making fear an adversary, we miss the challenge of deciphering the message that is being sent to us. When we choose to make it an ally, we gain so much more. We can be paralyzed by it or choose to process it. If the former is your default approach then fearlessness is desirable.
On the other hand, if you consciously choose to process, who needs fearlessness?Change Can Be A Good Thing quotes - 1. I am in competition with no one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.
I'm simply trying to be a small improvement of the person I was yesterday, so I can be a good person tomorrow. Read more quotes and sayings about Change Can Be A Good Thing. Is a Periodic Password Change a Good Thing? Changing passwords periodically is conventional wisdom.
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Jul 29, · That's why job hoppers are usually overachievers on projects they are involved in; they want something good to put on their resume. So from employers' perspective, this is a good thing. The good news is that embracing change is not a difficult skill to learn.
And once you start looking at change as a good thing, you’ll be amazed at some of the benefits that can follow.
Here are seven reasons why embracing change can be a very good habit to adopt. Aug 31, · Although change can seem like such a struggle and burden when it is placed in front of you, there are so many reasons why change is a good thing.
I am constantly looking to try new things and allow for change whenever it appears, even if it can be a challenge.