Select Page

Conquer Fear, Tomorrow Will Thank You

Fear is as sure a part of life as death and taxes. And much like death and taxes, we don’t want to spend time thinking about fear. But conquering it shouldn’t be a fearful dread.

The wooden tower was 25 feet tall. It looked like something I would have built as a child with my Lincoln Logs. Except this wasn’t fun. It was almost my turn to climb this log tower. I was afraid.

What I focused on is a perfect case of what not to do if you want to conquer fear. My mind raced:

My boots don’t have enough grip…
I’m only 5’9”, I can’t reach properly…
I didn’t stretch enough this morning…
I didn’t grow up climbing trees like the rest of these guys…
If I fall and break my leg I am not going to leave this place for at least a year…

Then, guess what happened? I walked up to the tower. Climbed up one side and down the other. I conquered my fear out of brute…something. It was after conquering this tower of fear that I had a breakthrough.

My breakthrough was that I now had a moment of trial and success and I knew I could actually deal with my fear. Instead of focusing on all the reasons why I was afraid, I turned my focus to all the reasons that I could conquer the task ahead and kill my fear. This is why conquering fear on a daily or weekly basis is so important!

So, what fears are you facing today? If you haven’t conquered them, I bet you are telling yourself all the reasons why you are afraid instead of all the reasons why you can win.

Kill a fear today. Tomorrow will thank you.

I lead communications at College Park Church in Indianapolis, IN. We are a communications team serving a family of five churches around central Indiana.

I am also a husband, father of three girls under 6 years old, and a lifelong student of entrepreneurship.

I love connecting with new friends. Link up with me on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

Related Posts

3 Ways Young Leaders Remain Teachable

3 Ways Young Leaders Remain Teachable

Being teachable is how you consistently grow in strengths and skills. We often think of being teachable as a “spirit” more than action. Below are 3 actionable ways young leaders can remain teachable.

8 Ways To Turn Problems Into Positivity

8 Ways To Turn Problems Into Positivity

When leaders approach problems with a positive perspective, teams can see through the immediate pain and confidently push through the problem solving process. John Maxwell has a great acronym he uses for seeing problems with a positive perspective.

10 Elements of Vision Casting

10 Elements of Vision Casting

Vision casting often gets a bad rap. I believe that’s because many of us don’t understand what it is or what takes place in effective vision casting. Below are 10 elements of vision casting.