I love that quote: "There is nothing to fear but fear itself." Why? Because it's so true!
As you live life, especially in childhood, your subconscious mind attempts to remember all perceived dangers so that it can warn you later in life. Gene wrote more about child development years here. Many of your circumstances are not dangerous at all, simply the minds perception.
We must not allow our aging fears to get in the way of life. When we allow fear to control us, we miss out on opportunities that can open the doors to a much better life.
Fear or not -- we will age. As much as possible, consider those fears then let them drift away down a winding stream... visualize them drifting away. Gone gone gone...
Think about it - these worries will not change your future one tiny bit. Wait -- they may as anxiety, from those worries, grips you more and more until you find illness on your doorstep. Then you may become your own illness, it conquers all you think about, and life is not much.
Please do not allow fear to dictate my decisions. You are perfectly logical enough to make concrete decisions. Write it out if you must, to end confusion of the never-ending self talk.
Even as a senior, believe in yourself and in your abilities. Don't take the backseat of life!
There is nothing to fear but fear itself. In a sense, fear is similar to the boogeyman. It talks a big talk, but when push comes to shove, fear shrivels down into nothingness.
Fear, not your lack of ability, can cause you to remain at a standstill in retired life. Fear is only at ease within your comfort zone. Anything that is outside of the comfort zone sets off an internal alarm.
I really try to ignore that alarm and go forth outside my comfort zone with confidence.... doesn't always happen, of course, but I do try and hope you will too!
Today, I look fear in the face and tell it to take a hike. I am the boss of my mind. I banish fear from my mind, body, and soul.
1. How are my fears holding me back from achieving my dreams?
2. Are my fears rational or do they develop due to lack of control?
3. How can I productively overcome my deepest fears?
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