F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real
I was afraid. Let me be honest, sometimes I’m still afraid of failing. I guess that would be fear. Anxiety can be a phase of fear too, right?
How can I eliminate fear? I honestly don’t have an answer that works for every situation. Try. Try to believe that everything is going to be okay.
I was looking for a picture that would symbolize someone that overcame fear. The picture I decided to use is myself inside of a replica box used to ship Henry “Box” Brown to freedom. I’m sure Mr. Brown was fearful when he decided to get in a box and ship himself from Virginia to Pennsylvania. Or was he? The fear of living as a slave for the rest of his life may have overpowered the feeling of not surviving in that box on his way to freedom. He had to try! No matter how long it was going to take he still had to try!
That can be encouraging in itself. If Henry “Box” Brown decided that he would die trying to get to freedom, what was my problem? Why would you let fear keep you from completing a project, writing the first page in your book, accepting a public speaking engagement, traveling, or falling in love?
I know it may be scary, but you have to try! Can I tell you something? I was afraid to write my first blog post. I was afraid to start this challenge, because I had to be transparent in some areas that I’ve never been before. If I was afraid to do all of that was I afraid to succeed? I guess I was afraid of no one reading the posts. I honestly can’t worry about any of that. I can say that I’ve tried. I’ve tried to encourage someone, and ended up encouraging myself in the process too! No what ifs left behind is the mindset going forward. Bye Fear!
What are you #SteeleThankful for?