My Mom would always say to me, “you can’t live your life in fear”; she was right!
Fears can eat us up! There is no other way of putting it; they can take over and then we live our lives with anxiety. I had and still have a couple fears in my life; I’m human! I’ve just learned, over time, to not let it control my life.
Several years ago, I found I was having panic attacks while driving into the City to go to work; I couldn’t understand why, as I enjoyed my job. I spoke to a mentor of mine, who brought it to my attention, some panic and anxiety attacks are caused when we have a sense that we have lost control or we have no control over a situation. I began to analyze my life at this point.
Yes, I did enjoy my job, but it did have control over my life. I had to change my mindset; why was I looking at my job as “control”. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my job had become my fear. Fear of losing a job, fear of not doing my job properly, fear, fear, and more fear.
I needed to expose myself, break down the layers, and find out why I was fearing so much about my job. Once I came to the conclusion, I was allowing that nasty word of “control” to dictate my life, I changed my mindset and every day there was less and less anxiety and fear. Control and fear tend to go hand-in-hand at times; one follows the other.
I decided to live my life with the mindset of “whatever is meant to be, will be”; I immediately felt calmer. We can’t live our lives worried about what hasn’t happened yet; who knows, what we fear now could never happen. What a waste of precious time!
It takes time and it doesn’t happen overnight, but each day does get better. We must remember, everything happens for a reason; we may not understand it at the time, but that is also how we learn and gain wisdom. We need to stop fearing what hasn’t happened; I think that would be the first step in facing our fears.
“you can’t live your life in fear”
With Good Vibes Only – Expose Yourself To Your Fears! Take Your Control Back 😊