What does Fear mean to you?
If you look up the definition of fear, it is described as a distressing emotional response to threat.
My friends at The Red Tomato Fitness had this to say about fear in a blog post:
When I was a kid we used to make up all sorts of games. In particular, we would stand on the monkey bars at recess and jump and see how far we could land. Children are fearless when it comes to their physical limitations. When they see a challenge instead of saying, “Oh, I can’t jump that far”, they say “Lets see how far I can jump.” We have to learn to think like a child, we have to learn how to play again. So the 2nd part of this answer, which I have already touched on it a bit, is FEAR. Most of the time we let fear get in the way of us overcoming a physical challenge. As we grow older, and we haven’t done a particular task in a long time, we become scared. We have to learn to over come our fears of physical activity.
Kids believe FEAR means: Feeling Excited And Ready
All the physiological responses to fear our body has are not to get us ready to run and hide but to get us ready to grow, expand, and soar like eagles. Excitement and passion are the source of life and fear with this new definition becomes a source of life rather than contraction and death.
Today’s experiment: Adopt a kid’s belief in fear for a day, week, or month and see what happens. Have fun! Report back on how it went and what you learned in the comments below.