What is your deepest fear? Well first of all what is fear in general? Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. We all have something we fear. It could be the fear of losing someone important in our lives, being hurt, facing consequences from our own actions or others, death, or anything else that would seem to affect our lives drastically or perhaps even push us out of our comfort zone. Fear is a normal feeling to have. It’s what makes us human. Fear is also something we can control however. Fear just takes over our minds and has us thinking about the negative outcomes rather than the positive. Fear is just a mindset that we need to correct. Once we begin to conquer our fears, then we can come to a realization that life is more enjoyable without the worry of fear.
If you have seen the movie “Coach Carter,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, then you’ll remember when Coach Carter kept asking Timo Cruz (Rick Gonzalez) what was his deepest fear and his response later on was an infamous quote from Marianne Williamson.
I read this quote and look at it as a way to motivate others in the form of leading by example which is how most people tend to learn nowadays. People are afraid to take on the spotlight and have all the eyes on them while others thrive in it. Some just need to follow and see others make it in order for them to take the next steps and it is our job to show the way when we make it. If we can make it, others shall too. It’s just a matter of getting people to be fearless and let the passion make way for them. Fear will just compromise us all and if we can’t face it, then we will never live up to our full potential and remain vulnerable to fear itself.
What’s my deepest fear? My deepest fear is not living up to my true potential. I have a dream and a vision of where I want to be later in life as well as the journey itself. I have many friends and family supporting me and my dreams that I hope one day to accomplish. They see me going through the struggles but my plan is to show them that I will make it. I want to be able to repay those who have helped me along the way to show my gratitude. The journey will be difficult but that is not my deepest fear. My deepest fear is failing. It may sound cliche as anybody will fear failure but that’s not the mindset I have. My fear is that if I do fail, the rest will fall under the unknown. I don’t want to have secondary options because in my mind that would be saying it is fine to settle if you can’t reach your ultimate goal. But if I fail then I am left with uncertainty and whether you believe it’s true or not, everybody fears the unknown and that is not where I want to be. I don’t want to fail nor do I want to settle so I fight my fears of failure and keep pushing forward. That’s where I realized that fear has become my motivation. I shall not let fear win. I shall not let my fears get in the way of what I want to accomplish in life. I will not let fear be a factor. I shall overcome fear.
I want to have the same mindset that Will Smith when it comes to fear. I want to be motivated by fear. I want to overcome fear. I want to master my fear. I want to be able to enjoy life and the best things that come with it without fear having to ruin the fun. It's true when Will Smith said God has placed the best things in life on the other side of fear. We are just afraid of what would happen if things don;t go our way and that's okay. It's normal to fear what can go wrong. But in the end if we want to live the best life possible and just enjoy the little or big things in life, then we must take risks in order to see what is really on the other side of fear. Life is all about taking risks and when you get the moment to enjoy something that you thought you would be afraid of, then you realize that you just overcame fear. When you begin to fear something, just think about the moment you overcame it before as it should help ease your mind. You should then come to a realization that fear could no longer be a factor. Just take those moments and realize how bliss they were with no fear. This was God's plan all along. I feel as if God is helping us grow by making us strong enough to overcome our fear which is why he put the best things in life on the other side of fear. We become stronger as we overcome fear and there is no better feeling than that.
Now ask yourself, do you want to let fear run your life? Don’t you want to enjoy the best things in life? Don’t you want to to conquer your fears? If you're ready to enjoy life to its absolute fullest, then it's time to face your fears and put them in the rear view mirror. I am done letting fear get in the way of what I want in life. It's time I bring the fight to fear and you should too. Let's fight fear together and conquer.