There is something that I have always dealt with my whole life for some reason—the fear of other people, rejection, self-expression (especially to a large audience). I am not ashamed to admit that I am also afraid of myself. That funny, right?
Well, that was me until I came across the reality that nothing hinders a man from achieving, like being afraid of his achievement. It is a weapon and instrument of termination of dreams and destiny. You die every day by being fearful of what is to come. A man who is afraid can never actualize his dream.
On October 20, 2012, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Meta company (Formerly known as Facebook Inc.) was addressing the young Engineers and Entrepreneurs in Standford at Y Combinators Startup School, he said;
“I have the fear of getting locked into doing things that are not the most impactful things you can do.”
The statement above clearly reveals his fear of success. He was afraid if he had not left the most crucial thing and started doing insignificant stuff. He started Facebook in 2004 as a hobby, not a company. The purpose was to connect university students, catch fun, and share values. But with that, he said he was afraid if what he was doing was sense-making and impactful.
Today, he is worth about $127 billion. If he had allowed the fear to grip him, he would have abandoned his dream and considered doing other things.
Fear will always show you danger, death, damages, and disadvantages. It underestimates what you can achieve. Moreover, you will be afraid because all you would see is the reason not to start, the possible havoc that can happen if you start, and how unfortunate you can be at the end of the day.
Fear weakens your Action.
Before your dream can come to pass or have your destiny fulfilled, you must act by taking steps every day, even in the dark, when you are not sure of how the next phase will look. And, of course, challenges are certain on every path of success. Fear will impede you from acting by using the syndrome “what if” as a mental instrument to fight and injure your desire for fulfillment. Your head thought will never align with the rightful process of achieving your dream or fulfilling your destiny.
The “what if syndrome.”
Be mindful not to be a victim. This thought is so popular and tends to pop up in the mind of everybody. And sometimes it might come as from external factors such as friends, family, society even the environment. What if I fail, what if no one supports me, what if I die, what if …
Fear creates impossibilities. You see impossibilities instead of possibilities irrespective of how rich and concrete your dreams are. But let me tell you this, what you are afraid of is also scared of you. Face your fear, break the shell, come off the deadly cubicle and achieve your dream
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