We’ve all been there before. Stressed to the max. Fearful of an outcome. Tossing and turning at night, instead of getting the sleep we need. Unsure of what to do next. This fear and worry can be debilitating. It feels real, but is fear real?
Is Fear Real?
I recently read a thought-provoking quote by Will Smith:
“Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.”
This really got me thinking. Yes, coming across a bear in the woods would be dangerous. Flight or fight would kick in, and I should indeed be fearful. But most of what we fear isn’t real—just assumed.
Pushing Through The Fear
Being fearful of life choices, of trying something new, of putting yourself out there. It’s really the comfort trap. Even if we don’t love the situation that we’re in, many of us would rather remain in it than face the unknown. This is why people stay in unhealthy relationships, in jobs they hate, or stuck in repetitive ruts.
Is fear real? Yes! But we give it too much power. Fear can be immobilizing, but it need not be. Even if you can’t completely let go of your fear of uncertainty—you can face it head on.