Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We are afraid of the wrong things

Fear...what is it? How can one define fear??

My biggest fear, apart from small spaces, is the unknown... I am afraid of what the future holds and that which I have no control over, but I should not think of it that way. If I am afraid of what the future holds I will never take any risks and thus lose out on a lot in life.

We should not let fear hold us back; we should not live life safe. If mistakes are made, learn from them and move on to the next challenge.

In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “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.”

If we live our lives by this quote, we will accomplish so much more. Rather than being afraid of change and the unknown we should be afraid of the chances we do not take and what we have missed out on because of our fear. Fear should not hold us back but rather we should look it in the face and challenge ourselves to overcome it. Only then will we live to our full potential.


  1. Being a hopeless romantic...MY biggest fear is not knowing what TRUE LOVE is.How can I not be afraid of missing out on the most beautifull thing in life??I want to love and be loved completely. I want to be the "completion" for somebody else...I WANT TO BE LOVED!!!!

  2. I am totally with you on the same page. I also don't like changes and I fear the unknown.

    Life is a journey and if we must enjoy it. I am sure if we can set our minds right, we will not be so afraid of life.