Fear and Uncertainty Will Try and Hold You Back. They Lie Only in Your Head

in gallerani •  17 days ago

"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” - Mark Twain

Our minds can be extremely quirky. Quirky in the sense that our minds trick us into thinking that things are worse than they really are.

I’m of the opinion that this has a lot to do with natural selection and evolution. That our minds have developed this mechanism that causes us to overestimate potential dangers so that we can be better suited to reproduce and allow the species to live on.

But in a world where our potential dangers aren’t life threatening (at least, most of the time) - through intellectual pursuits and social pursuits, etc. - we are forced to re-wire our brain’s response to potential dangers.

I have wanted to do a lot of things in my life that I’ve been paralyzed by FUD to carry through on.

Such things are multi-fold and we all have faced certain situations in life where we could’ve taken 1 course of action but instead took an “easier” course of inaction because of what our minds told us.

Our minds are tricking us. They’re tricking us into avoiding uncertainty.

Uncertainty is not a bad thing though. It’s a mystical thing. It’s fun and it’s exciting. It’s what makes life interesting, in my opinion.

It’s like a surprise birthday party. If the surprise gets spoiled to the birthday boy/girl, then it’s just not as exciting.

But when they have no idea what’s coming and then all of the sudden get surprised, a magical feeling washes over them.

That’s the feeling of spontaneity, of not knowing what’s coming next.

Whether you’re pursuing a business, writing a book, making a podcast or whatever, you can not be afraid of uncertainty. You have to just embrace the uncertainty and know that most of your troubles and doubts about the future lie only in your mind and they carry very little weight (if any) in the real world.

It’s always very interesting to me to see when people don’t take action because of these fears. It saddens me and it baffles me, but ultimately, I understand the fear and the doubts.

I feel these fears every single day when I pursue something new.

If we truly want to make our dreams a reality, we must overcome these fears and see the world in a different light. Realize that most of your fears are only in your head and never manifest into reality.

Realize that you are more capable than you believe in this moment. You underestimate yourself, your skills, your heart and your ability to achieve.

Get out there and do something that you’ve always wanted to do. Talk to that person you’ve always wanted to talk to, start writing that book you’ve always wanted to write. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so don’t waste time.

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what an amazing capture

Well said friend. It reminds me of old Pogo cartoon. "We have met the enemy, and it is us."

"Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so don’t waste time."
this is so true. I need to be more spontaneous. a lot more spontaneous.

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Nice pict

Nice post even though fear is natural

Wow, a wonderful creation. Thank you Lord.

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Nice, beautiful and informative. Keep sharing, great work!

very nice! good words!

i love the picture! this location is amazing and peaceful!

all the best,

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Haha thanks!! I'm glad you like it!!

You actually spilled the beans, fear is something so tremendous and to some extent overwhelming to over come

But if we keep on with such notion... We will be captivated by fear.

Some people do not excel in life because of fear...but once one can over it, the sky will be a starting point.

Imagine having wings and flying at greater heights... I think fear is a natural phenomenon


I agree!! Don't be captivated by fear.

I think a lot of fear and the feelings of self-doubt slowly wither away over time as you gain experience in failing and learning and improving in life. Once you realize that failure is a key component of success, it becomes a lot easier to just be your true authentic self and make more friends, have better conversations, be more outgoing, take more risks, etc.

Mine o'mine... This is lovely


Haha I'm glad!

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Uncertainty fills you with a thrill and even if the outcome is not that good, still at the very least you'll be satisfied that you did it anyway. Get over your fears and do what you wanted to do. This time will never come again.

Our minds are like bad creatures with lovely feelings <3


haha I agree. That's a great way to put it!

Nicely said, but I think you need to mention trust. The trust in yourself that you gain from facing the fear is spiritual growth, and that is what to seek. Success or failure is merely a result, the prize is in the attempt, the journey.

Wow beautiful.


Haha thanks!! I'm happy that you like it!

Good, very good.


Thank you.. so glad you loved the post!

Nice and informative sharing, great work!


Thank you! I'm glad you like it!