Own Your Fears, Not the Other Way Around

Sedentarism: The habits and routines associated with relatively low levels of activity and movement.

Avoid sedentarism.

Sedentarism breeds doubt and fear. An active lifestyle full of risks and activity breeds confidence and courage. If you want to own your fear, then don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

It will take baby steps to completely own your fears, and even the most courageous of them all still have a good amount of fear, but the difference between you and them is they welcome fear. Instead of fearing fear itself, they leverage this fear to their advantage. Because after facing their fears and giving it all their might and power, they’ll come out with more confidence, no matter the outcome.

Do one thing every day that you’re fearful of. If you’re afraid of not being perfect, then know this: you’ll never reach perfection, so don’t fear not ever being perfect. What matters is that you tried, and by trying, you become a stronger and wiser version of yourself than before.

You have a pair of balls. This is the place where testosterone is created. That is the chemical in your body that distinguishes you from a woman. The distinguishment is your masculine courage to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.  Think of Malcolm X, who had the courage to rise against oppression. Think of Gandhi, who faced fears of being violently retaliated by the British Empire. Think of the American revolution, whose fighters bravely faced the face of death as they fought for independence. Think of your father, who faced a chance of rejection when he asked your mother out on a date, and your mother chose HIM over other men.

Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. What will you do after you wake up? go back to sleep and watch TV until you die, or make your life an exciting journey, what money can’t pay for?

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