Fear: (noun) a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain,etc., whether the threat is real or imagined.
Last week my Aunt Kathy (mother of a Navy SEAL) shared a speech with me that Adm. Eric T. Olson of the Navy SEALs had given at a college graduation. (Click Here to read) The overall message, in my opinion, is not letting the fear break you.
It really stuck with me because I fear something almost every day. I’m not talking about big life fears like why I’m still single or maybe I’ll die a single cat lady all alone, but just little ones that seem to add up like going out of my way to meet people at my new job or fearing my workout. If I allow my fears to take hold of me then I wouldn’t get to my end goal.
Tonight, I conquered a fear. I recently joined a new gym because of convenience. I was afraid of leaving where my journey started because I grew familiar with the trainers and my fellow sweaters! But tonight I took my first class at the new place. EVERYONE was in such good shape! I thought for sure I was screwed! To my surprise I actually did really well. I felt like I was prepared and actually beat some muscle dudes at sprinting and bear crawls! Suckas!
But I digress….I want you to know that letting the fear break you only leads you to quit. Don’t quit! Yes, you will sweat and it may be painful but keep going because each time you fight the fear, you will be so proud of yourself.