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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fear Is Good

Fear of failure; something which no one can stay away from. No matter how much of a pro anyone is in anything, there is always that feeling, which is the cause of that moisture on your forehead, the moist clamp of your hands, the biting of a lip, the tapping of your foot and above all the constant thoughts about the worth of the chances which you're about to take. But does that mean, you're scared? Is this bad feeling the root cause of your low self esteem? The answer is, 'No'. In fact the fear that resides within us is, on one hand, the cause of constant satisfaction and, on the other, mutual cooperation of our heart and mind. Which is exactly how fear and inspiration are interlinked.

'How?' is not exactly the expression that I expect the readers to advance, I would rather you ask 'Why?' Have you ever heard the saying

"Go back a little to leap further."

Well, you have now, which is so truly said by John Clarke. Making it a little less difficult to understand, if you want to overcome the fear of failure and move towards success, go back a little. Just like those tiny mannequins when they are moved, on the monopoly boards; after a card reads to go back a few spaces. You do so too, by going back in the history, not of your own, but of someone who inspires you. Someone who is your role model; let it be your father, your friend, your mentor or even your enemy. Have a flash back of their past and see how they lived their life, their normative patterns, the theories they had, their ideas. Why not comply the statistics that your enemies follow to work something against you, into working something towards you. That is when you will recover through the delusional effects fear is putting you through and step into a world of success through inspiration.

Inspirations as many as they can be, are yet hard to bury. At different points in our life we go "Awh man, I need to do it like (s)he did ". Sometimes, bringing the real person out of you might be difficult, oh come on! Who are we kidding here? All of us fake a personality somewhere, somehow, sometime in our life. The difference is that the counterfeit behavior which is adopted by some of us, becomes a habit for some people while a single jiffy of necessity for the others. In that very state of pretense we may be liked by someone or disliked as well. May be you are an inspiration for someone, maybe you're a source of encouragement. That doesn't really mean you should go on faking what you're not, but it clarifies that one shall be careful at every stage of life.

This is how we live our life with fear and with inspiration, with panic but with stimulation and above all with trepidation along with enthusiasm. Fearlessness is not what we believe in, it's something we live for. As Mr. Oliver Goldsmith truly says

"Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

Which is why fear is good my friends, fear is healthy and to be honest, fear is what resides within us; from the thought of being kidnapped by that little mini van, that always scares the hell out of us when it passes by, to the deliberation of being left alone by our loved ones. As much as I love adding the sayings of people who inspire me, I would love to share them with you, maybe they'll inspire you too!

"A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed, I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself." - Georges Clemenceau

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