Fear is a powerful emotion that can be debilitating. Fear of making the wrong choice or of the unknown can put your life on hold. It can cause you to find a safe spot in your comfort zone and avoid making major life decisions.
While fear might be an emotion, it can still feel like someone is physically holding on to you and pulling you back, putting a hold on your life and making you feel you're drowning. It doesn't matter who we are or what we have; everyone has fears.
Courageously face your fears by acknowledging them. Suppressing your fears may make you think they disappeared, while in fact, it gives them a chance to return stronger.
In acknowledging your fears, you take a step closer to facing them courageously. Admitting to them helps to remove any shame and, thus, can't go against you.
Remember, bravery is not about removing fear but moving ahead despite being afraid.