11 comments on “Crippling Fear

  1. Without fear, human beings and animals wouldn’t be able to survive. Without the instinct of fear and ability to protect ones life, the instinct to always fight to survive in no matter what situation, we would not sit here typing this. We wouldn’t exist.

  2. maybe you need to tell yourself every morning when you wake up that this is going to be a good day and you deserve everything you wish for.

    If things don’t quite work out then try again next time.
    Try to look at each set back as half a step back so that each time you take a step forward even if you then take half a step back you are still making progress. Eventually all those half steps will become a great progress from where you started.

    Remember that it is those who have no fear who make the biggest fools

    • Thank you, Anna.

      I’m trying to do just that. Most days I’m okay but every once in a while it gets scary. I think I need to be more patient with myself and believe that things will work out.
      Thank you for your kind words.

  3. Not so long ago I had zero confidence. I couldn’t believe that anyone really liked me, I thought they just tolerated me because I was there. Now I have learnt to like myself I have started to believe that others can and do like me too.

    Life has been a struggle for a long time, more so the last few years and each time I think things are starting to go my way something happens to slap me down again. But when I look back even though I am still struggling I can see that I have actually come a long way in the last 5 years it just doesn’t feel like it until I look back at where I started.

    I have no idea what the future holds but I do know that I am looking forward to whatever it is.

    I decided some years ago that I was fed up with being miserable so I made the decision to be happy. At first I told myself every morning ….today I will be happy…now I just am. I don’t have much and life is a struggle but that doesn’t mean I can’t be happy. Anyone can decide to be miserable but they can also decide to be happy. I hope you decide to be happy. The world likes happy people 🙂

    • Thank you once again, Anna.

      I have decided to be happy and apart from the occasional sense of self-doubt, I believe I am happier than I used to be. More importantly, for a change, this happiness is not a result of external factors but a sense of inner peace and calm. It is entirely due to internal factors and not as a result of a good day or anything of the sort. Perhaps, that is the key to happiness- to believe you are happy no matter what.

      I am so glad you are happy! And that I am too (sort of)!

  4. Gosh, what a relatable post. Self-sabotage is a such bummer, and (at least in my experience) is usually only identifiable after the damage is done–which sucks.

    Love the last part about keeping hope alive, though!

    • I totally agree. In my case, it took me 26 years to figure out the amount of self-sabotage I have indulged in throughout my life. Fortunately, I am on to myself though whether that actually helps me remains to be seen.

      This is where hope comes in. Right now, I am breathing, eating and drinking hope.

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