No one thing prides itself bigger than it originally is, as much as fear does.
Man requires 3-folds more of courage than strength to get past his fears, as appearance and size remain the two viable and most significant fear factors yet existing.
Many atimes, what would make a man/animal not to confront its fear/threat lies in its size and/or intimidating appearance.
Overcoming our fears is not a matter of strength as it is thought to be (All forms of fear well considered).
Overcoming a confrontation of fear requires more of courage than strength.
"The potency of venom doesn't often commensurate the size of the producing animal, don't let 'appearance' fool you."
Fear comes in sizes and the bigger the better. Oooops!, I know you'll say; the bigger, the more fearsome they appear, but its actually as put earlier, as fear merely inflates itself.
More of fear is in its size or estimation of size. Only men that will look beyond the size of their fears will find the courage needed to defeat such.
From a 3-point angle, this is how fear appears:
*From the 'Fear' angle; "Fear is in the size and/or appearance"
From the 'Man' angle; "Fear is the mind"
And from the 'Winner's' angle; "Fear is an illusion" that thrives only where courage lacks.
Here's some goodnews, "You actually determine the size/quantity of fear you feel".
More often than not, "The mightier the problem, the dumber the solution".
Haven sampled various life occurrences, I arrived at this point to state here that; "With Great Problems, Come 'Dumb' Solutions".
The bigger the problem, the 'sillier' the solution, and the more difficult it becomes to think, believe or accept the potency/ efficacy of such solutions.
Craftily, fear will not have you know these things, it will rather exploit man's ignorance by overwhelming such, making them believe a 'reality' that is actually false. Of course fear is an impostor.
Modus operandi of Fear:
*Fear attacks your psyche, confusing you on what you know, using what you didn't know.
It plays on your intelligence by exploiting your ignorance of its true nature/being, and makes you want to give up even before trying, conceding defeat even before the actual match up.
*Fear tells you what's not true about your potentials. Its got this silent voice that speaks to your heart, singing the "You cannot", "You're not equipped enough to" , "Its not for people like you" , "Why waste your time/energy when you'll eventually fail", "This is too much for you", "Its impossible" rhymes down into the deepest parts of you.
*Fear inanimates you, by making you lose your superior human reasoning in the face of a confrontation. That's why we realise only after giving up that we could have done it. It happens that reality dawns upon us just after we have conceded defeat sheepishly. We suddenly realise after losing, that we could/should have made an attempt, and that we actually stood a chance against our fear. Too late, we have paid the price for the ignorance that steered a lack of courage and inability to take risks in us.
If there is something else that should live daily in your subconscious, it is that;
*Fear is a disorder.
*What you're aFraid of is somewhat scared of your abilities too, hence it bloats/magnifies itself to terrify you.
*The extent of fear you feel, is determined by you, and not what scares you.
*Fear is inversely proportional to Courage and Winning.
Sincerely, our many problems most of the times are like mails, concealed in an envelope (many times the solution). But we are always too anxious, too in a hurry to see the problems, display the problems, and cry over them, seeking sympathy.
A closer look to a problem will reveal a potential solution hanging somewhere around its coffers.
An ancient, yet unpopular secret I'll love to reveal here is;
"A problem is more often than not, of the same kind as its solution. i.e The solution to a problem often wears a cover-clothing of same kind with the problem. A solution will always have something in common with the problem. I would not want to make this hypothesis less palpable to you. Hence, I'll say please check various problems and eventual solutions and carefully analyze these findings for yourself.
A failure to find the path where a problem and its solution cross is a failure to look intently.
"The problem of the universe today started in heaven, and it took heaven alone to solve/resolve it (wondering why my tense is in the past? A matter for another day).
It shouldn't amaze you that the main actor/orchestrator of man's pain & misfortune, and The Almighty Solution/Peace giver once lived under the same roof in heaven (can you beat that?). ...Behold the most classical example of a solution some where around the problem.
I can go on and on, sighting examples like the solution to the bitter waters of Jericho that was made well with 'WATER' and salt. And/or Goliath's head that was chopped off with a sword drawn out of his own armory. (I've stated these select examples to save time, and that we might see how ancient a secret this is).
Nature has made it thus, that solution kinds aren't far from, and are likely of the same 'genus' as the problem itself. That's if not even like in some cases, parceled alongside the problem.
If man is the problem, man would be the convener of/ the solution itself.
If words are the problem, words are the solution.
If a spirit is the problem, a spirit is the solution.
If the mind is the problem, a renewed mind is the answer.
Where fear is the problem, courage is the solution.
"Interestingly, Fear and Courage are siblings, with the latter being the older. The former only steps in to fake seniority (to strangers/unsuspecting people) in the absence of its older sibling. There's no opportunity for voidness, one of the two must come to play at every point in time. It is left to us to get acquainted with this reality".
We've journeyed thus far only for us to see reasons not to tremble in the face of a challenge/fear. For with that fear, comes a solution to defeat it, and it's not far from its kind. But it will cost you something to STAND, LOOK CLOSELY, ACKNOWLEDGE and IDENTIFY that there's a solution somewhere around that fear, and it is; COURAGE. Only then will you be able to harness other essentials needed to come out victorious in every/any confrontation.
Conclusively, I'll love to leave you with this;
"MOTIVATION CAN COME FROM WITHOUT, BUT INSPIRATION ONLY COMES FROM WITHIN".
To garner courage enough to face your fears and overcome them, you need more than motivation can offer, you need to be inspired, inspired to win!