Fear is a bastard
(by Akan Imoh)
You know how it grips your heart and weakens you badly? And suddenly you can't seem to do anything? Crippling thoughts just surround you and you shudder. It could get so bad that you are consistently ruled by fear and you can't seem to achieve anything, because whatever effort you attempt to make, fear comes in and cripples you. You want to start a project, but you are afraid; of failure and of success. You're scared you'd fail. You're also scared of what life will be like if you succeed.
It is sad that many of us live in this permanent state of fear because fear is not, as we sometimes try to convince ourselves, a tool of reasoning. Very often fear is exactly that; irrational. It is moderation and temperance that brings haphazard reasoning and breed errors.
Some people say 'fear is good'. That fear holds you back from making regrettable decisions. That's a lie. It isn't fear that makes you reason properly, caution does, and caution is rational and calculated.
Today is the day to kill fear. Today is the day to get up and move. Fear is a bastard. Kill it. You see I totally understand you. I have been there. I was at a point where I was so tormented by fear that I doubted everything about myself. I questioned my abilities. I questioned my faith. I asked if anything is really worth it, if it isn't just all noise. I lost belief and trust in my person. I was paralyzed with fear.
Then at a point, my perception changed. I realized that I can control very little, if anything all. You have little power over anything, if at all. So, why kill yourself over something you have no control over. Why allow fear hinder you from taking action? Why allow fear to become an obstacle in your path? Why allow fear cripple you?
So today I invite you to step out with confidence. Burn with zeal. Go out and conquer.
*Akan Imoh is a young man with a deep desire to see capacity development among Nigerian youths. He works in Branding & PR.
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