Anxiety is the byproduct of fear. Something makes us afraid and then that creates anxiety. Our battle is not with anxiety but with fear. If you minimize fear, you will also minimize anxiety.
Fear is a real emotion and it shouldn’t be ignored or dismissed, but it also shouldn’t be completely trusted. Instead we should think of fear as our notification or alarm system. When we feel fear, we need to examine why.
The Oscars were a week ago and I have to confess that I’m an awards show junkie. So I definitely tuned in. Golden Globes, SAG awards, Grammys, Oscars. I watch them all.
The reason I love watching awards shows is because you are arguably watching the best of the best.
And last month when I was watching the Golden Globes, Tom Hanks taught all of us a valuable lesson on what the first step to greatness is. I share about this first step in our latest Sixty(ish) Seconds with Shawn.