This post comes from a series I wrote as part of a private Tumblr account, way back in 2012. I thought it would be cool to reproduce some of my amateur psychology here 🙂
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Dune (Frank Herbert).
Fear is probably the greatest burden, the biggest obstacle and the most powerful force stopping someone reaching their goals and full potential. It can permeate almost everything we attempt, and cripple development. We’re challenged by the “big” fears – death, poverty, illness, loneliness, as well as the smaller, more insidious fears – what do people think of me? Do they talk about me behind my back? Do they laugh at me? Am I any good?