Tag: fear

  • The courage to own your life

    The courage to own your life

    The courage to own your life will pay dividends long after you’re gone. It’s an investment in the generations to come. In the same way that we look back on our predecessors or great grandparents and feel a sense of awe about their achievements, or their way of life, generations from now, someone may be…

  • A diet of fear

    A diet of fear

    This is probably one of the most important things you could ever connect with. So much damage is caused by fear driven decisions. It destroys your spirit leaving you to find comfort in the very source of the fear that is destroying you. If you’ve been raised on a diet of fear and compliance, it…

  • Don’t let fear win

    Don’t let fear win

    If you’ve been raised on a diet of fear and compliance, it is inevitable that your choices will reflect your fears, and not your dreams Fear destroys hope and replaces it with futility. In the face of futility, we resort to compliance, because compliance provides us with familiarity. Familiarity tethers us to rituals, traditions, and…

  • When fear serves you poorly

    When fear serves you poorly

    People willingly buy into uninformed theories, or even hearsay, because it validates their fears. We need our fears to be validated when we’re afraid of appearing incompetent, or feeling insignificant. This is the beginning of the slide towards losing yourself to the opinions of the collective as you focus on belonging more than you focus…

  • What is it about toilet paper?

    What is it about this toilet paper binge? I think we lost our humanity long before Corona. And if our response and attitude towards each other during this crisis is anything to go by, we won’t re-find our humanity anytime soon either.

  • Anger

    Anger is a result of failed expectations. When you find yourself losing your temper, consider which expectation you’re allowing to define your self worth. Zaid Ismail

  • Obliviously Resilient

    Anyone claiming to be free of their ego is in fact driven by it.

  • They miss the point!

    I have a tendency to seek the potential in people and then proceed to encourage them towards realising that potential. I do this because I am naïve enough to believe that that is truly the aspiration of all of us. You know? That age old claim that says that we want others to believe in…