Many people have seen the acronym F.E.A.R. It stands for, False Evidence Appearing Real. FEAR is an illusion. It is something we fabricate in our own minds and pretend is real. It is a fairy tale we tell ourselves that keeps us from doing what we really want.
A common label for FEAR is anxiety. The author Seth Godin once remarked, “Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly re-experiencing failure in advance. What a waste.” Do past failures indicate that your future plans will not work? Absolutely not! To the contrary, it’s likely you learned things from your past failures that instead provide evidence that your odds are now better than ever.
I recently began reading the book 10X, by Grant Cardone. In one of the chapters he discusses FEAR. His antidote to smash fear and achieve success is to take MASSIVE ACTION.
Here is a suggestion to help you get over FEAR.
Many times adults are afraid of starting martial arts training because of the fear of looking foolish, feeling uncoordinated or for those that have children, feeling selfish for taking time to develop yourself. Are you willing to push yourself out side your comfort zone?
Mr. Soares began training in the martial arts at the age of 13 and shortly after graduating High School he earned his Black Belt. Mr. Soares opened a small karate club in 1992. In 1999 he went to serve in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for ten years. During that time Mr. Soares was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Flight Medic. While there, in addition to his duties, he also taught self-defense to soldiers in his unit as well as soldiers from other countries. In 2011 he opened Lance Soares’ Family Martial Arts Center in New Bedford and has since served as its director and chief instructor. Mr. Soares is currently an 5th Degree Black Belt in the Parker system of Kenpo Karate.