The fear of the unknown can be hard to describe when all the feelings and thoughts around our fear are in our head. These negative feelings and thoughts create mental blocks that influence the way we live our lives, and if let loose, they can have a detrimental impact on us living our lives to the fullest.
When we choose to live with our fear of the unknown, the choices and decisions we make do not serve us well. Any decision we make based on this fear will not be a decision that will move us forward in life.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Living your life to your fullest potential can only be achieved when you have come face to face with your fear of the unknown. But this is not an easy thing to do. It is a bit more complicated than just choosing to ignore your fear of the unknown. To conquer your fear of the unknown, you have to be committed to making the changes within yourself, and that is where it gets tough.
There are many layers of emotions that are associated with your fear of the unknown, and overcoming this fear requires you to dig deep to find the courage to actually step into the unknown. This is not what your fear of the unknown likes. All those deep-seated, limiting beliefs will be resisting and fighting back because your actions will be challenging them and questioning their existence.
What is ‘The Fear of the Unknown’?
There is an extreme form of The Fear of the Unknown which is a phobia called xenophobia.