We’ve all felt it before and we’ll certainly experience it again. It can be paralyzing and it can be motivating, but you would be lying to yourself if you said you didn’t have it. Everyone sees it differently in various aspects of their lives. It is constantly changing and governs our decisions far too often. It is called fear.
The next time you call someone “crazy” remember that that are just like you, but with a different definition of fear. These Ukrainian skywalkers are a great example of people who have a vastly different perspective that the rest of humanity. With no safety gear they walk an dangle from structures hundreds of feet in the air.
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Like many extreme sports, skywalking relies on focus. For MustangWanted, fear is a distraction that damages focus and increases the level of danger. He makes a choice to overcome his fear and focus on his goal. He acknowledges the danger, but does not let it constrict or control his movements. This does not mean that he is fearless, but that he has learned to control fear in this particular aspect of his life. There are many people who love jumping out of planes and still have difficulty talking to members of the opposite sex. We will always have different levels of fear in different aspects of our lives. Where are yours?
Are you afraid of failure in your personal or professional life? Do you dismiss opportunities for fear of change? Have you let a fear of what others would think control you? Fear is only a state of mind. Post your fears in the comments below. Let’s work together to separate dangers from fears and conquer our goals.