Long, long time ago, me and a buddy of mine were hanging out at his parent’s house.
They were out of town, so we had the place to ourselves. It was a dark and windy night, and there were some houses being built nearby his place.
Being kids (we were in high school) we decided to go “exploring.”
He lived up in the hills, so the wind was particularly strong. The houses had just had their frames built, so they were like regular houses, with rooms and stuff, but without the walls put up.
Now, we weren’t going to do any damage, we just wanted to walk around through some half built houses. But we realized we were “trespassing.”
Halfway through our exploring, we saw a dark figure off in the distance. Our imaginations got the better of us.
To our minds, it appeared to be a really mean guard dog, ready to strike at any second. Both of us imagined getting torn to bits by a couple of angry Dobermans.
Of course, we each tried to persuade the other that it was really just a pile of wood or something, covered in a dark tarp that was simply flapping in the wind.
But our deep fears wouldn’t allow us to believe that. Instead of doing what we wanted to do, we allowed our imaginations to stop us. We set out to go exploring, to find some new and interesting experiences, but were stopped dead in our tracks by fear that was likely imaginary.
So we went home, dejected, back to the TV, kicking ourselves for letting our fears get the best of us.
The interesting thing was that even though we were pretty certain, from a logical standpoint, that that “thing” wasn’t a dog, since it didn’t bark or move, we still allowed ourselves to be frozen by our fears.
As you’re starting to guess, this is a description of the human condition. We have these great ideas, we want to get out there and have some new experiences, but then our fears get in the way.
Even though that we know, logically and consciously and objectively, that they aren’t real, we still let them stop us.
The good news is that by identifying those often unconscious beliefs that lead to those irrational fears, and dismantlign them with some powerful language patterns, you can easily free yourself to get much, much more out of life, and finally kick that irrational fear monster to the curb for good.
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Till next time,