“Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.”
It follows you, even when you try to forget about it. It turns to fear.
“Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light.”
We’re afraid because we’re in the dark. We don’t know what to expect. The future seems so uncertain. It frightens us.
To get past that fright, turn on the light!
Gather some research. Study the issue. Ask for help. Do anything you can to create more certainty in the face of uncertainty.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
We fear things we think we can’t do. We fear those problems for which we don’t have a solution. We fear what we’ve never done.
Conquer fear by confronting it head-on. Take action. When you do something, you gain control. By gaining control, fear is diminished.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
When a storm blows through, there may be damage or there may not. But you faced it!
You learned from it – things you did well and things you would change. You gained confidence to tackle yet another situation.
We all feel fearful at times. Don’t let it consume you. Confront it head on with a plan of attack. Take action. Then learn. You’ll only become stronger!