F.E.A.R is the gateway emotion. Every negative emotion originates with F.E.A.R. If you do not agree, think of the last time you felt any negative emotion. Anger, Sadness, Confusion, Lust, etc. Any negative emotion starts as F.E.A.R and then takes a life of its own. If you have read any of the previous post you will know the F.E.A.R is one of the most powerful emotions and is the second most influential emotion, outside of love.
You will see the $500 Millionaire write F.E.A.R as the acronym: False Evidence Appearing Real. That is all it is. When you actually allow F.E.A.R to come over you, it is 100% in your head. It might be from past personal experiences or it might be because of something read/heard about online. It doesn’t matter where it comes from, F.E.A.R is nothing more than a set of thoughts that is powerful enough to make people do things they would have never expected.
According to the $500 Millionaire, F.E.A.R is the interpersonal thoughts and doubts of ones ability to handle a potential situation. Please re-read that definition and make sure it makes sense to you and you see how ridiculous F.E.A.R is. Think about times in the past when F.E.A.R has entered your life. Usually, if you have the grit to overcome your F.E.A.R, you look back going, “Ehh, it wasn’t that bad.”
F.E.A.R lives outside our comfort zone. What that means is the larger your comfort zone, the less space F.E.A.R has to exist. To allow F.E.A.R to have less impact on you is to expand your comfort zone. The only way to expand your comfort zone is to get comfortable being uncomfortable. This will help handle it but it will not fix it…there is more you can do.
F.E.A.R is very strong but does not really exist. It is real, very real, but it is does not exist more than just in your mind. It is almost illogical. F.E.A.R is an illogical emotion/thought that is similar to the one thing that will beat F.E.A.R 100% of the time. That is FAITH. When I say FAITH I am not talking about get down on your knees and pray as much as the true meaning of FAITH. FAITH is the believe and confidence in something. With FAITH, you do not need reason besides just a belief. If you can choose your beliefs why would you choose a negative belief when you can have FAITH. The way FAITH and FEAR are similar is that neither of them actually exist of have much logic behind them. Having FAITH in yourself and in your life is something that will kick F.E.A.R out at all times. F.E.A.R might come in but if you live you life with FAITH, F.E.A.R will never win.
To this day, the $500 Millionaire has F.E.A.R but due to his FAITH in himself and his ability to handle situations, F.E.A.R never forces him to make a decision. FAITH is what he, and all other successful individuals, make their decisions on. In order to have FAITH you need to be aware of who you are as a person. Once you know who you are, you need to then know what it is you want. At that point, you need to then know that you are able to do it and you are worth it. Without self worth and a positive self image, it will be almost impossible to have true FAITH in your life.
A life with FAITH is much more fun to live than a life in FEAR. The best part is either one is your choice…choose wisely.