Fear Inactivity? Get Active.
Not an easy task, but certainly not impossible, especially when you don’t feel that there is any quality within you.
That is the time when the best work comes out. When you feel like that, it means you’ve crossed the boundary of humility and can connect with people.
Well, that is the objective at least. When we hide we lose our ability to exchange with others emotionally. We hide because we are scared. Fear is a big driver of inactivity. Lord knows I am guilty of it.
Why does fear have so much power? Because it is derived for our survival, but also it gains more strength anytime we don’t confront it or define it.
Tim Ferriss talked about it in his book “Tools of the Titans.” If you haven’t picked up his work, in literature or podcast form, do yourself a favor and do it.
I don’t want to keep rephrasing other people’s thoughts, though. So once more I’ll plug his book, “Tools of the Titans” and see what my mind comes up with in regards to overcoming inactivity/fear.
Let’s think of the word fear. Instantly in my mind, I connotate fear with darkness and vile. I don’t like horror movies; I don’t like being scared. Therefore, it is arduous for me to examine deeply what I am scared of.
We all know what we are afraid of rational or not. I hold no degree in psychology. I am just a person on the internet, furiously tapping upon my keyboard. I can assume that most fears arise from trauma when our minds are first becoming aware, i.e., childhood.
I don’t like any insects that can are flighted and can sting you, because of a bad experience. I also don’t like to be isolated watching the world go by.
One of those fears I can manage. The other I am paralyzed by. This is because, even though in my mind I yearn for a robust social life, I am plagued by inactivity. Thus I burn bridges faster than I create them. If you look at my life now, you would say that I am rather reclusive. I digress, though.
Fears fuel limiting beliefs about yourself.
All this talk about fear reveals one thing, it is natural to be afraid, what isn’t natural is your actions in response to such an emotion. Rise above or run and hide.
Today’s entry is a little off kilter. I tried not doing my morning powerup, and I certainly can attest to the lack of quality today.
I can’t tell you how to live your life. I am not a guru. I write only for myself. Because these words are my thoughts, a chance to expose what I am thinking. What gets’s measured get’s improved it is a simple as that.
Ranting starts now. We can hold all these deep-rooted beliefs about ourselves, but when reality comes knocking and we are the last kid in gym class to get picked it is a little disheartening. Disheartening certainly, but not defeating. When that happens, it is our responsibility to decipher the meaning of that outcome.
I will admit that I certainly harbored some criticisms of the world, as of late cursing the others who didn’t choose me for employment. Bills are incoming, and for the first time, I am struggling to find a way to pay them. Struggling is a poor choice of word, more like being inactive. I am letting fear block my way to success. Well, now that I’ve acknowledged it. I can just sit back and let the universe take control. (Sarcasm)
“If you want to be tougher, be tougher.”- Jocko Willink
Activating your true potential takes a slap in the face to let you know that you weren’t operating the way you should have in the first place.
I’ve been slapped repeatedly, and still, haven’t woke up. I like to sleep too much.
It is our responsibility to decipher the meaning of our outcomes. The only time we can quit is when we die. Every day is a chance to get better.
“Fortune Favors the Bold”- Alexander the Great.
Get better, by thinking clearer.
Let’s not forget, that every day is a chance to be grateful.
Demonstrate that gratitude and carry the fire of humanity within you.
I am scared. I am scared that I will never amount to anything. That fear has led me down a life of inactivity. The best way to overcome inactivity is to become active.
When in doubt, work out. Heard that on Lewis Howe’s podcast “School of Greatness.”
I didn’t think I would make this entry, but alas I have.
So if you read this. Thank you.
and as always,