Daily Stoic Entry #38: How Can I Conquer Fear and Worry — Before They Conquer Me?
February 7th 2022
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If you buy into some of your feelings, sometimes it feels like you've lost already. Especially the last 6 months and perhaps even some years before 2019 but you know that's not true. Recent events cloud your vision. Making it seem like you didn't grow but you did. Moreover this recent fall has only sharpened your vision for what you need to change in life in order to get those things you do want out of life. Just don't rush it. So, you've identified and have come into contact with your worries and fear. Will that be the end of it? You better think not. You'll survive and come out ahead better than ever. You now have a clear opportunity to conquer to those things holding you back.
Avoiding your fears and worries won't fit them either, they will just stick around gnawing at your brain. They are telling you something, not your irrational fear mind you. But even then they're telling you something about what you don't like about the current situation. So how can you face those fears? That's for you to figure out the coming year.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.