If you ask most people who stand before large crowds and speak eloquently or control the audience fully, they will tell you that a sense of fear usually beckons at them repeatedly before they assume the stage. At some point they usually feel a nerve shrivel or a heart beat quickened a little.
But what you are sure to learn from them is that they usually resolve that fear doesn’t stop them from going forward. They have masterly nature of taking courage and holding onto it, allowing it to dominate the beckoning fear.
They choose to forget about fear. They smile, breathe in, relax and tell themselves that nobody is going to harm them just because they are standing in front of people. They become loyal to courage and rebels to fear. They know that this usually works well for them from experience.
If you are a type of person whom fear overtakes every time you want to do something, then please know that you have a duty to start reminding yourself that you need to be courageous from today. It requires that you make a resolution and stick to it.
Courage can make you get what belongs to you in life. Fear makes you to lose it, and so you can live your life miserably.
Without courage, you can’t swim, even in shallow waters. In other words, when you are full of fear, you perceive any waters as deep and so will never attempt to swim.
When you fear, you are likely to compromise on your standards in life. For example, at a work place, you can forge a document or bribe to keep your job because you fear being sacked. Worse still, you can bribe to get a job after interview because you fear being left out.
People without courage use dubious means to live life. They have no power to stand their ground and make things straight. They therefore end up sinning. To sin in silence when you should have come out in open makes you a coward.
People with courage may not have been born with it….and at some point they may have been the most of cowards in history. But they may have changed their story when they decided to take on the armour of courage.
If your mind decides that nothing is going to stop it from moving forward, then truly speaking, the body will have to obey command….whatever state the body will be in. Nothing can be a hindrance to a mindset. An already formed mind is like a hard stone that can’t be broken by a human fist. A decided mind is never a divided mind.
The power to be courageous is in your hands. You only need to decide.
Don’t live in fear. Don’t live in resentment. Don’t be frustrated unfairly, in silence. Don’t let fear rule your life. If you do that, you will never become who you were meant to be. When you look yourself in a mirror, you will hate yourself because the person you will be seeing in the mirror is not the real you.
Courage and fear are two different terms. You can only be defined by one.