Reader topic posed: Fear vs Realistic
When I think of fear, my mind automatically goes to things I am afraid of such as spiders, snakes, etc…
However I think because of fear it can cause us to be realistic in our decision making as well. I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer as to if fear is different from being realistic, for me it depends and I think the response will vary drastically depending on our experiences and perception.
In the words of Tar-jay’s motto that I learned while working there, “perception is reality”. So if I perceive something, to be fearful, I may take practical or realistic steps to avoid it from occurring.
For example, I’m afraid of scary movies. I went to one when I was younger and because of that I am literally afraid of scary movies. People laugh like oh Lawrencia, just come. Ummm no, I know to stay in my lane and scary movies aren’t in my lane or anywhere close to my lane because
1. I know I will be scared and scream the entire time
2. Probably have nightmares
Therefore, because of my fear and dislike of scary movies, the practical and realistic thing for me to do is to avoid them, which I do.
So, if you ever ask me to go to a scary movie with you
1. I’ll probably refer you to read this blog post and
2. My answer will be no.
Because fear is an internal emotion, it can become our reality and hinder us sometimes from progression in life. If I was fearful of planes, I would have never seen how beautiful various countries are in the world. So, dont let fear deter you from your purpose or things you really want to pursue. Fear stopping me from watching scary movies -not a big deal. Fear of rejection stopping me from applying for a promotion, launching a company, new relationship, etc… pray on that fear because it can be your reality that is blocking your potential.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
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