False Evidence Appearing Real
Updated: Apr 24, 2021
Let’s talk about FEAR. False Evidence Appearing Real.
Personally, much of the fear I experience is rooted in anxiety. The big unknown and all of those little 'what ifs?' What if I fail? What if I look or sound stupid? What if I don’t like it? What if they don’t like me? What if I’m bad at it? What if...? What if you just tried your best? What if you said f*** it and just did the thing anyway?⠀ ⠀
“The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.”⠀ ⠀
Want to know what’s on the other side of fear? Nothing. Fear is an invisible barrier and if we can work to see it as just that then maybe we can see that the pathway has always been clear to the life you were made for. It doesn’t have to seem so large and daunting anymore.
Anxiety and fear are very complex ad not always rational. Many times they feel uncontrollable because they sneak in and can present themselves in physical reactions (heart racing, intrusive thoughts, hands shaking, pacing, nausea, chest pressure, sweating, etc.) I’m no stranger to anxiety and depression. But ignoring it won’t make those feelings go away. ⠀ In fact, the feelings can actually multiply in its magnitude in our brain when we don't deal with them. It is possible to practice and put in the work to personally develop and diminish or even eliminate this fear and anxiety. I know how it feels. I know how it cripples you. This is why my mental health is a large motivator for me to push back and do everything I can to overcome fear and be the healthiest, happiest version of me. You were made for more.⠀ ⠀ So will you forget everything and run, or face everything and rise?
Written by Nicole DeFelice