Fear, as Merriam-Webster defines is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. Does that sound familiar to you? No doubt we’ve all had this sensation at multiple points in our livelihood. From worries about everyday lives, from the political or financial environment to the despair of dying or losing a loved one. Even in our happiest of times, there is still that itch of fear lingering in the dark corners of the mind. Unfortunately, no matter how much we attempt to push these thoughts away, they remain, festering and waiting to rear its ugly head.
Even when surrounded by all of the conditions for happiness, life can feel incomplete when fear keeps us focused on the past and worried about the future.From the book, Fear
A person with anxiety, like me, dreads most of the above on the daily.
I even wrote a similar post earlier this month. Constantly, I think about future events and what could go wrong. For example, as a millennial, financial worries are always present. The economy in the United States was in a better shape say like fifty years ago. Now, the current job market barely wants to pay a livable wage, forcing people to find another job just to pay bills and keep food is in their bellies.
It shouldn’t have to be like that, but it is and the fear of not having money in my pocket is what drives me to keep working.
My biggest fear is failing in everything I inspire to accomplish and giving up later down the road. It’s not a positive feeling to dread that outcome everyday I write, to be honest. I acknowledged long ago that those thoughts will forever keep me rooted in one place, but I still can’t shake the feeling.
Is there anything in life you fear at the moment?
Thank you for reading.