Living a Fearless Life
There are a lot of people who believe there is a lot to be gained when fear is a motivator. They see fear as something greater than what it was meant for. They attribute more productivity to it, than what curiosity, ambition and need managing. This linking to positive outcomes helps them ignore the bad side of fear.
They should, however, be aware that fear has some nasty physical and psychological effects on people. Fear leads to chronic health issues and mental sickness. It is an effective killer of people’s dreams and relationships. You need to be careful with fear. Looking at it as a motivator is wrong.
Fear has been proven to induce physiological changes. Medical professionals have done some research whose findings showed how fear causes changes to our physiology, now and in future. Your body immediately kicks into a fight or flight response condition. That in itself changes your physical state. You shall also learn to associate similar events with such reactions, which thus imprints this info on your brain. If you feel fear frequently, you shall have anxiety disorders, depression, and premature death.
All the time you think of the things you feel as to be out of fear, your mind stores that association as those of fear, even if they are calm ones. This can be seen in the stress we feel, which is closely related to fear. We now know that chronic stress is what brings about the major causes of death.
Fear is also known for leaving you always on survival mode. You need the survival instincts present, but you should not live on them forever. The sustained stress on your mind and body is not good. You will have a diminished capacity to enjoy building loving relationships, caring for your family, and being a positive force in society. These important aspects face death before fear.
Fear will also mess up your perspective. All you ever focus on are the threats to your life. You cannot afford to look at things holistically. This leaves you with a diminished capacity to experience all that life has to offer. You will now not know how to conceptualize time, anticipate the future properly, and hold different perspectives and opinions. You shall grow narcissistic or feel victimized. At work, you shall not manage to collaborate in teams, ignore business growth opportunities, and keep a poor work-life balance.
Fear can also shift your behavior. You will become anxious, depressed, narcissistic, desperate, and violent. Fear rarely leads to a better person. Your truth does, and fear is a threat to it. The truth comes in handy in enjoying your life. Fear is out to finish it. You get to discover more out of your life when you eliminate feelings of fear from it.