I am laying in my bed after closing both my bathroom and closet doors because something in my head is still afraid of what could be waiting in the dark rooms. Fear makes me do it. Fear of something I created in my head. And this got me thinking…
When we fear something in our lives, whether it’s speaking in front of a group, making a decision, afraid of that shark that’s going to get you in the water, or the ghost in my closet… Whatever it is in our lives that we fear, all comes from our head. Sure there might be some reasonable facts or past experiences that can instil this fear in our minds, but it’s still our minds that ultimately creates it. When someone is afraid of going up on stage speaking to a crowd, all they see in their head is them screwing up their speech, stuttering and slurring words, sweating and just being awkward. When you create images in your head, your body now knows how to react to that certain situation you thought of. So more than likely when that person goes up on stage to give their speech, their visions will become a reality. Not good.
Instead of embracing fear, try to look beyond it. Pay no attention to it. Think about how it would feel to go up on stage and give the best speech anyone has seen. Imagine the confidence you can have. Imagine anything positive that can happen. Let your mind wander with positive energy and envision a confident you. Like for me… I need to walk into the dark room and smile because there is nothing in there but my 5-year-old mind. Fear can hold us back from anything it wants to. Maybe tomorrow try something that you are afraid to do, big or small, and just do it with confidence. Don’t be your own limiter. Allow success to come to you!
“In whatever you’re doing, failure is an option… Fear is not.” – James Cameron
Watch this whole video. James Cameron talks about how he embraced his curiosity, not just as a young boy, but as an accomplished film maker.
When we let ourselves become curious and let our imagination run wild, we are allowing our minds to create things that our bodies can’t. The best part about it is, if your imagination creates something that you want and you believe in, your mind will lead your body to the desired outcome. This concept is something that we as humans don’t always grasp, we often forget about it. But it is important to realize our potential and how our minds work for our bodies. Allow your mind to relax every once in a while, let it dream. Let it discover. Let it create the things you want most. Experience the interactive visual you get when your mind works. These are the things that drive us to do what we know and love. They also drive us to do things no body knows. Invent. Create. With your mind and your passion, reality is what you make it. Things that your believe are real or that will happen in your life, will become a reality. Allow yourself to be consumed by your dreams and passions. You can do whatever it is you set your mind to. Don’t hold your self back. With these thoughts in mind, listening to what James Cameron said at the end of his presentation, “failure is an option, fear is not” can allow our minds to reach the endless possibilities of the human imagination. You could fail, but don’t that steer you off course. Learn to embrace failure, and put fear aside. Let go of your fear and realize your potential. Imagine.
“Believing in yourself in the face of adversity” is a crucial part of reaching your goals and dreams. There will be people in your life who don’t believe in you, don’t think you can do it and will challenge your mindset. Don’t allow them to get to you, redirect the negativity somewhere else and believe in yourself. When you believe in yourself, anything is possible.