Fear is Not Real

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Ben York |

There's a lot to be afraid of in the world we live in...

That is, if we choose to be afraid. 

This video is a compilation of motivational speeches and interviews by Will Smith. We wanted to share this with you, brothers, because if you take the time to watch it we truly believe this advice can change the course of your life. 

"I'm motivated by fear," Smith said. "Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me; danger is very real but fear is a choice.”

There are three quotes in the video that stood out to us: 

0:49 - "The first step before anybody else in the world believes it, is you have to believe it. There is no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A."

  • How you can apply it: When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful. 

1:55 - "I've never really seen myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I'm working. While the other guy is eating, I'm working."

  • How you can apply it: Identify any trends or habits you can, both good and bad and create a "Lessons Learned" log to create principles you can use to reduce failure and improve success in the future. 

9:23 - "I hated being scared. I hated it... I just hated being scared to do something. I think what developed was the attitude that I started attacking things I was scared of."

  • How you can apply it: We whole-heartedly believe the most powerful thing we can do as men, and as leaders is to develop the strength and courage to move through fear and adversity as it comes up in our lives. Whether we like to admit it or not, the truth is, fear and adversity will always be present at times and challenge us through our life.