Fear turns some of the greatest minds into mush — and that’s by no means an exaggeration. I’ve known some of the smartest people who threw all their talents away because they were afraid of their own shadow. But that doesn’t have to be the case for you. Fear doesn’t have to beat you. You can control it. You can conquer it.
Almost everything in life boils down to how much you can take. There’s an old boxing quote I’ve always loved that says: “It doesn’t matter how hard you can hit — it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” You have to be stubborn enough to take the hits of life and not let them faze you. Who gives a crap if you’re fearful as long as you move past it and control it instead of letting it control you. If you’re scared, you should think, “So what?” Never let it control you.
If you have some sort of crippling fear that’s bugging you, you can get past it through scheming. That sounds pretty bad, but the truth is that scheming sometimes works. Whereas, if you let yourself get crippled by fear then you are bound to fail. If you’re scared, think your way past the fear and get your head in the game. The more scared you are, the more you should think about situations to beat your fear. Use your fear as a force of power for yourself.
Remember that fear is natural. It’s a primal instinct that has been given to us to keep us safe. Don’t ever ignore your fears outright. Use them to your advantage or at least recognize them.
Fear isn’t unstoppable. You can control it or you can let it control you. The answer is to not let fear faze you; instead use it as a focusing mechanism and always be aware of it.