Believe it or not, fear is a good thing. Just make sure you have the right type of fear. If your fear becomes irrational, then it becomes a problem.
“True fear is a signal in the presence of danger, and it is based on your perception, your environment or your circumstances.” Basically, true fear means that you have a real reason to be afraid and that you should take the appropriate steps to keep yourself safe. It is a gift that warns you of possible danger nearby, or in the future.
Need to go to a shady part of town? Bring someone with you. Feel uncomfortable going into an elevator alone with someone? Wait for another elevator. Pay attention to how you feel. Listen to the hairs on the back of your neck. If something makes you uneasy, then take the necessary steps to fix the issue. Even if you carry a weapon, you don’t set yourself up for trouble.
If you find yourself hiding in the closet at night because you are worried there is something scary under your bed, then you may be suffering from unwarranted fear. If you can’t see it, hear it, taste it, smell or anything else, then it is likely something that doesn’t need to be scaring you. If you find yourself afraid, ask yourself if you have a real reason to be so. If you do, then use that fear to your advantage. Use it to keep yourself moving and get you prepared for whatever it is that is bothering you. If you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and prevent danger, then chances are you will go from afraid to confident and alert.
In Times of Peace
I want to be clear when I talk about any topic. My goal is not to inspire unwarranted fear. It is not to scare you into taking any of my training courses. My goal is to inspire true fear and offer solutions. Without the right type of fear to motivate you, it is hard to keep moving when you’re in the calm before the storm. And I can promise you, that in one form or another, we will all face our own severe storms. Bad things happen, and I want to help you to prepare for them.
I was once asked, “What do you do in a time of peace?” At the time in my career with the army, I had never seen peace. Our country had always been at war while I was enlisted. The answer was beyond me and the resulting response was not one that I had expected and it is not one that I will ever forget, “You prepare for war.”
Open Your Eyes
Take look around you. Think of possible dangers that could be coming your way. Then take the steps needed to prepare yourself for them. No matter your situation I can give you several things to think about:
- Danger comes in all shapes and forms – learn how to defend yourself
- No one can live without food – have some for emergencies (a 2 year supply is a good goal)
- You can die in 3 days without water – have more than one method to acquire it (don’t depend on the kitchen sink for your life)
- You are mortal – learn as much as you can about first aid
- Nature can be your best friend or your worst enemy – get to know her (learn how to survive when your home is gone)
Am I trying to scare you? Yes. My goal is to inspire true fear, not an unwarranted fear. Do I want to offer you my skills and knowledge? Yes! But if you don’t get it from me, then get it from someone else. My ultimate goal is to help you and if that means training with someone else, then do it. However, I can promise you one thing. My life is dedicated to teaching others and providing as much quality training that I can offer at the lowest price that I can afford. You will not find what I have to share with you anywhere else for anywhere near the cost. My goal is to teach as many as possible (thus saving as many lives as possible) and to cover the expense of doing so. That is all.
If you haven’t done so already, check out my online course. You will not find a better offer, and if you do, it will not be the same quality or cover as many important topics.
What are you most afraid of? Comment below and share it with us.