There’s this word we hear all the time. It makes you feel powerful. It implies that nothing phases you. When people use it, we assume they walk through this world setting it on fire. I was all about it too. I was sold on being FEARLESS!

Who doesn’t want to be? Who doesn’t want to walk through life with no fears? How incredibly freeing.Being fearless isn't the point. That's-1

For me, I’ve decided to look at the word a little differently. When you hear the word fearless it just sounds so big. It’s easier to digest when instead of being FEARLESS, I choose to FEAR LESS. Being fearless seems to imply that you have NO fear. I don’t think that’s true of anyone. We’re all afraid of something. It’s human. Choosing to fear less  means that I focus on taking on one challenge at a time. There are things that I want to do that scare the crap out of me. I choose to acknowledge my fears and then, take the leap.

Feel the fear. Do it anyway!

It’s still freeing, it’s still scary, it’s still deciding to live life without limits. Goals are still being crushed one by by one. For some reason looking at it this way makes it easier for me.

As you take on your fears, here are a few things to remember:

Acknowledge the fear. Yes, it’s scary! There will be some “can I really do this moments?”  Keep going.

Know that you make look silly. That’s always a risk when we try something new. You may look a little less than graceful in the beginning of whatever it is you try. It will get better. Keep going.

Put things in perspective. Are you going to kick yourself later if you don’t kick your fear and step out there. If the answer is yes, keep going!

What’s the worse that can happen? Let this be your mantra when you decide to try something new. Usually the worse that happens is nothing like the worst that we think will happen. Our imaginations create these crazy situations that really never happen. No matter what your imagination tells you, keep going.

You don’t need to be fearless to crush your goals. You just need to fear less.

What’s the biggest roadblock to conquering your fears?

69 comments on “I don’t wanna be fearless”

  1. As long as spiders roam the earth, I will never be fearless. BUT is some genius ever finds a way to eliminate them from existence, I might be 🙂

  2. My biggest roadblock to conquering my fears is thinking about all the possible worst-case scenarios. Even though they’re unlikely, they still hold me back more than I’d like.

  3. This is so awesome. Most days I let my fear take over and it doesn’t help anyone. I don’t think I could ever be fearless but I don’t think that would be too fun anyway!

  4. That space in the word makes all the difference in the world, doesn’t it? 🙂 I would like to be fearless in some areas, and I would like to fear less in others. 😉

  5. I am grateful that for most of my life, i have not felt very fearful…but always a sense that no matter what was happening, that it too was for a reason, would pass and i would get through it.

    and so i like the word fearless and for me it never meant that i don’t fear anything it means that i am going to tackle whatever full steam ahead.
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  6. I can’t explain it, but the biggest roadblock to facing my fear is ME! That little voice in my head that tells me to stay in my comfort zone.

  7. Great advice! I think a roadblock for me can sometimes be wanting to make something perfect before showcasing it, or being fully prepared before trying something new. Then I always remember that God didn’t create me with a spirit of fear, so I just have to go for it!
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  8. Great post. I never really looked at fear in this way before, sometime fear can be used in a positive light, to help you get through something or pass that exam, test, interview etc. e.g fear of failure.

  9. I like your choices for the word fearless – being less fearful and having faith – faith in our Higher Power yes – and faith that we have and will learn to do what is needed for ourselves and others. As, Christine also said, to use our gift to light up the world. Beautiful post and on target!
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  10. “Feel the fear and do it anyway” is on of my favorite quotes. I agree everyone has fear and like you I am focusing being Fear Less and giving myself permission to make mistakes and learn from them. Great post!

  11. Same here!! I think if I were to be fearless… Nothing would be exciting anymore! Olive a good challenge 😉

  12. I think i am my biggest road block when it comes to fear. I think about things to much and talk myself out of things.

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