Message for the Day
- Why Are We So Fearful?
Millions of years ago, fear was our body's way of signaling us that we
were out of our comfort zone. It alerted us to possible danger, and
gave us the burst of adrenaline we needed to run away. Unfortunately,
though this response was useful in the days when saber-toothed tigers
were chasing us, today most of our threats are not all that
Today, fear is more of a signal that we must stay alert and cautious.
We can feel fear, but we can still move forward anyway. Think of your
fear as a 2- year- old child who doesn't want to go grocery shopping
with you. You wouldn't let a 2-year-old's mentality run your life.
Because you must buy groceries, you'll just have to take the
2-year-old along with you. Fear is no different. In other words
acknowledge that fear exists but don't let it keep you from doing
- Begin to listen to what you say. Don't say anything that you don't want to become true for you.
Remove the expression "have to" from your vocabulary and your thinking, because it is going to release a lot of self-imposed pressure on you. You can create tremendous pressure by saying: "I have to get up." "I have to do this." "I have to, I have to." Instead, begin by saying: "I choose to...." It puts a whole different perspective on your life. Everything you do is by choice. It may not seem so, but it is.