Using fear in you favor

“Fear, fear is a powerful thing. I mean it’s got a lot of firepower. If you can figure out how to wrestle that fear to push you from behind rather than to stand in front of you, that’s very powerful.” – Jimmy Iovine


Jimmy Iovine’s quote has been significant in my life recently. I believe we are all afraid of not doing well or not succeeding in life. A couple of weeks ago I met with my doctor regarding my knee. He said to me that I am behind in my recovery and my leg is weak. My last physical therapist, I was seeing did not help me to full recovery. The last couple of weeks I have been seeing another therapist and believe that my leg is getting stronger now. Yet, I do not think my leg is close to where it has to be. In two weeks I meet with my doctor again to check if I have gotten stronger. The process to full recovery has been nothing but a rollercoaster for me. The goal is to be able to run by the end of August, but knowing that my recovery has been slow, I am not sure if my goal will be reached. The quote in the beginning is meaningful to me because I have a fear of not reaching my goals. I am determined to make the basketball team at the University of La Verne, but I am not sure if my physical strength is in my favor. The other day I went to the gym, and it was packed with people playing basketball everywhere. Then suddenly my heart felt heavy as if there was a weight on my chest. While leaving, I went into my car and broke down crying because I could not face the fact that I am not able to play the game I love. I am trying to use this incident in my favor by motivating me even more. Trusting in my training that I will reach my goal in time. The struggle to become physically healthy again will probably make achieving my goal feel even 10x better. I understand this is not supposed to be easy, but I am beginning to become anxious in reaching my goal.

Eventually, everything works out in the end. So do not be in fear of failure or not doing well. Fear is nothing but something we humans create for ourselves as an excuse not to achieve our goals or do what we want in life. Failure will be there throughout life, but as long as you get up and keep going, it is nothing to fear. I know what I need to do to reach my goals and I have been focusing on my objective in life more attentively. Everyone should stay focused and ambitious on their goals.

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