I have written multiple posts on this topic, the last being on 14th September, because there was I time I used to be scared of so many things. Its taken me a lot of effort to reach this stage where I do take considerable amount of calculated risks.
As I have read more about the functioning of the human brain, more I have started to believe that all fear is actually created because of our brain.
Now I will like to clarify one thing being fearless and being reckless are two different things. So I am trying to become fearless day – by – day. I am not becoming reckless.
What’s the difference. An example of being reckless – If I am driving and I see a truck coming right in front of me, I won’t think its my brain playing games and go straight for the truck . Thats what deer do in the night when they see headlights. I will take evasive measures to move out of the direction of the truck.
As Seth Godin talks about in his book “Linchpin ” Trying to become fearless is not about not having fear but more about being unafraid of things that one shouldn’t be afraid of.
Our brain plays games in making us fear things, which in general we should not be fearful of. Doing a client presentation or making a phone call. Nobody is going to come and shoot you. But in case you are in front of a person who’s pointing a gun at you, then you need to be afraid, real scared. Trying to pull the gun away from her – that will be reckless.
Till next time then don’t have fear but don’t be reckless either.