Fear is not Rational

10-motivational-quotes-kick-start-large-msg-134307588541My sister and I (like many others) are very afraid of needles….no don’t say ‘me too’ and nod your head in agreement unless you have tipped out of the doctors office and went AWOL when you found out there was blood to be drawn or a shot to be given. By the way, it is my experience that when you do tip out,  you only can escape once because from that point forward your doctor makes sure you don’t get put in that examination room anymore.

Anyway, we know that the blood work is necessary and in a recent conversation she said something that stuck – fear is not rational (wouldn’t she be surprised to know that I listen…LOL).

da5cb1e7b8245fd3175527fc1d242fcfTrue…..fear is an irrational emotion that can impact our reactions on all sorts of things from birds, to clowns to heights. It is defined as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat” – I would add that it also that thing that causes us to avoid trying because we are afraid to fail, afraid of mockery, afraid of public opinion, afraid of the risks – and in some cases, afraid to succeed.

Answer the question “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”  Now take a step to do it!! Share your comments this Motivational Monday from Under Your Brim!

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