The Antidote of Fear

Fear (n): A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evilor the apprehension of impending dangerapprehensionanxietysolicitudealarmdread.

Simply put, fear is the expectation of a negative consequence (usually from some future event or action). Allow me to delve a little bit deeper here and rephrase this definition a bit.

Everyone knows that every action has an opposing reaction. It is also universally held that some opposing reactions are favorable and others…well…other will make you wish you had stayed in bed. Since people attempt to avoid the negative reactions in favor of the positive ones, I submit to you that fear is the extent to which you expect a negative scenario to befall you. However, there is an unspoken part of that definition that is the key point and that holds the secret to the antidote. Fear is the expectation of impending doom (and the unwanted circumstances in which they will leave you) that you cannot deflect, avoid, mitigate, neutralize or solve before it happens. In other words, it’s knowing something bad is going to happen to you that you know or suspect you can’t do anything about. When most people think about fear, they tend to focus on the first part of the equation – that is, the “bad thing” that happens. For a few moments, I’d like to focus on the latter part – that is your ability to do something about it.

As Jim Rohn said, “the same wind blows on us all.” You can’t change the bad things that happen. They happen to everyone. You can’t stop sickness, financial turmoil, emotional struggles, death, etc. Those things area a part of life. So, why put your time, effort, and energy there? Don’t worry so much about what happens or will happen to you (especially in the future). Focus more on your ability to mitigate the effects. Or again as the late Mr. Rohn says, “set a different sail” this year than last.

So, the antidote to fear is simple. The antidote is your belief in your ability to exempt yourself from the consequences or accept the consequences no matter what they may be. Simply put, if you don’t care about what is going to happen because you know you are going to be alright either way, you have no reason to fear what will happen. After all, it’s not going to hurt you either way. In that situation, it costs more time and energy worrying about which thing will take place than it does to implement the controls and move on to the next adventure.


About Marcus Tyler

Hello! I am Marcus Tyler, Founder, CEO and Chief Dream Architect of DreamBuilder Enterprises. I empower everyday people just like you create the money and time that they need to fulfill their purpose and live life fully again. I teach, inspire, coach, support, and guide each of my customers to their full potential by helping them reconnect with their dreams in a meaningful way and by putting a system in place to support the realization of that dream. I realized at a young age that my calling is to help people but I had no idea how I would do it. I had no idea how I would get started. However, because of my various life experiences, the tutelage of my mentors and the opportunities with which I have been blessed, I am able to give you the best of what I have to offer and let that be as much a blessing to you and your family as it has been to me and mine. My background is likely much like many of yours. I am a husband to Cheryl and a father to our 5 beautiful children, Tristan, Justice, Veronica, Mason and Mariah. I am a full-time enlisted service member in the United States Army and small business owner. I live, love and support my family the best way I know how and try to make the best of every situation that comes my way. I am a faithful Christian and endeavor to live honorably in the sight of God. I have seen struggle as well as prosperity. I have enjoyed good health and have healed from illness and injury. I know what it feels like to believe and what if feel like to have to borrow the belief of others when mine seemed to run out. Through it all, we have kept moving forward. So, I can appreciate where you are in your life and look forward to the opportunity to help you take the next step on YOUR journey. I will help you gather more skills, more perspective and more wisdom. I will help you dream again and believe that you have the ability to achieve those dreams. With the information and coaching I will provide, you will gather the tools, the confidence, and the support that you need to live any lifestyle that you desire. I look forward to our walk together.
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