Our calendar of free online dance classes this month focuses on being fearless. We all have fear – it’s an emotion that’s as normal as breathing. The problem is that most of us cling to our fears and cannot move forward in our lives with necessary change. Just like we cannot escape emotions like happiness, sadness and anger, there’s no absence of fear – there is only the conquest of it.
Let’s work to conquer our fear. Fear arises when we’re dealing with something we truly care about. Overcoming fear requires a growth mindset – an attitude that we can grow and change if we choose. First, we need to recognize that fear is a belief, not a reality. It’s that voice in our head that’s saying, “No, I’m not good enough! No, I won’t succeed! No, what will others think of me?”
When we think these thoughts enough, they seep into our subconscious and become our identity. This month let’s make the first move towards conquering our fear by befriending it instead of making it our enemy. After we take a small act of courage in the direction of our fear (by embracing it), then we can take another…and another.