If fear did not exist, what’s one thing you would do? Because fear is very friendly with limitations. Most people allow what scares them to create a boundary that restricts them from fighting for what they want. Very few know how to use it as motivation.

If fear only existed in books, I would’ve wanted to play a sport in High School. I would’ve wanted to study in New York or gone on a Foreign Exchange to another country for a whole year. If fear didn’t exist, I would take more risks without the worry of how I’d feel once I took that chance.

There’s so much power and control that fear has taken from me throughout the years because I’ve allowed it to dominate my every thought and my every move. Do I live in regret over certain things? No, no necessarily.

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Jim Morrison

But I live wishing I would’ve fought a little harder for the things that mattered most to me. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to that sort of feeling. Wishing things could be different or the “what if’s” should you have made different choices.

That’s why instead of questioning myself, I began to question my fear. “What’s the worst that can happen? Why wouldn’t I be able to do this? What exactly is stopping me?” If there’s no valid reason, I know it’s just the little voice inside my head trying to get me to submit. It’s an ongoing battle I won’t stop fighting.

Fight for what you want

You can start now. Fear does exist. It’s you who decides whether it gets a choice with anything you choose to do in life. Give it a thought and it will grow. Give it the power and it will control. It feeds on every question you ask and every doubt you voice. Protect yourself from that monster.

Fight for what you want, for what matters to you, for what means everything to you. Fear will always be around but it should never be the one you follow.