Fear is jail.
The world has so much information to offer.
Libraries, schools, experts, and the troves of resources on the internet make learning almost anything possible.
But is success probable? Only sometimes.
Education and information don’t create success. If it did, success would be simple and assured.
Since it’s not, there’s always some psychology to understand first.
Despite the resources, we hit bumps. We stagnant. We get discouraged. We give up too soon.
We are both afraid to fail and afraid to succeed. We fear the unknown and the too familiar. We fear change and we fear sameness.
Just knowing this can take a few teeth out of fear and can give us a cell key.
Information can help us through our fear. It’s a tool, key. But, we can sit in a cell whose door is wide open.
We assume information is the solution sometimes. It’s certainly not.
That’s why when you make resources and opportunities available to a frightened population success is still rare.
People–whether they know it or not–get stuck being afraid. Jailed.
But, back to the key: Information.
We live in a time were we can pick so many things for ourselves. The rich and powerful used to corner this market. Not just recently in the Industrial Age, but in every age. Social classes, gender, skin color and many other inescapable factors determined what you could accomplish in a lifetime. No more.
But so much will stop us. So, back to fear. It must be tamed. Always.
A path, a formula, or expert advice make wading through a bit easier. But here is the best key: As we utilize our resources we sill have to be honest that we are fearful and it affects us greatly.
If you sense that you aren’t moving forward, or you’re distracting your self routinely, ask yourself some hard questions about what you fear.
Armed with those answers you can push through if you get brave. Fear will be back of course, but you’ll be more prepared for it. You’ll do battle again and again. Know your enemy. Use your tools. Work your key.