Vijay Eswaran is known for his methods that help people improve their lives and change for the better. He says that you should not let fear hold you back. There are some things that you need to realize about fear.
First of all, realize that fear is just excitement in disguise. If you are afraid of doing something big, you are really excited about doing it. In order to convert your fear into excitement, what you need to do is change your outlook on life. Say you are ready to parachute out of an airplane. You can let your fear paralyze you, or you can let yourself feel a rush of excitement about doing something that very few people ever do. It is all about how you look at things. If you are willing to change and move forward, then you will be excited about things, rather than fearful. The truth is that the older you are, the more likely you are to be afraid rather than excited. The younger you are, the more energy and excitement you have about doing new things. Older people tend to like to stick to their comfort zone.
Vijay Eswaran has a known saying: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. In a similar vein, what doesn’t paralyze you, energizes you. If you let your fear paralyze you, then you are on the wrong track. If you do not have fear at all, perhaps you should also realize that fear is normal. The truth is that if you want to embark on a new journey in life, you will have fear but you will not be paralyzed by it. On the contrary, you will feel energetic about your decision to do something new. If you are afraid of doing something, go ahead and do it! It is a great way to overcome your fear and become a stronger person.
Fear was important in early times so that people stayed away from danger. Now, however, people are afraid of things they should not be afraid of. Use your fear to motivate you.
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