Fear is a natural, powerful, and primitive human emotion. It involves a universal biochemical response as well as a high individual emotional response. Fear alerts us to the presence of danger or the threat of harm.

Fear is also partly imagined, and so it can arise in the absence of something scary. In fact, because our brains are so efficient, we begin to fear a range of stimuli that are not scary (conditioned fear) or not even present (anticipatory anxiety). We get scared because of what we imagine could happen.

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When there is no true threat of immediate physical danger, no threat of a loss of someone or something dear to us, nothing there at all.

This fear is an illusion. Something we fabricate in our own minds and pretend is real. It is a fairy tale we tell ourselves that keeps us from doing what we really want.

Freeze Every time and Ruin!

Possibly the most common when facing trauma, is the freeze response. A quite common natural human reaction to a physical threat is neither to fight or flight you to do nothing.

You freeze and that is so dangerous to your well being during and after the trauma.

When being taken by surprise and totally unprepared by something that is an imminent or perceived threat you react to this in the most primitive way. Freezing is your primal, desperate attempt to stop the predator from spotting you like you have no more control than a rabbit caught in the headlights.

This occurs when your mind is not prepared to respond.

People who freeze in trauma do not choose to, and often beat themselves up afterwards.

The key here is to recognise this and train yourself to respond…..


Find Everything Around Reinforcing

It is important to remember that you are a product of your environment – you need to build a structure around you that helps you to flourish.

Surround yourself with positive influences and influencers.

But always remember no one can do this for you.

A process can already be defined there can be there for you with a correct mix of support and hardness but in the end the results you achieve are down to you.

Embrace the growth process, the FORGE, focus on what can be gained, the EDGE.

Regardless of what happens in the end, it is the process of challenging yourself results in a deep personal fulfilment.

Forge Edge and Resilience

Forge is the process that you adopt and respond to create yourself.

It is the hard work, the setbacks the failures, the experience the sometimes-cruel furnace to extract the best from you.

Edge is the shiny new strength and skillset created in that forge to enable you to perform at your best.

You gain a resilience, the ability to thrive in life,

The Forge will help you in finding your strength and confidence,

Your develop a positive edge in mindset avoiding self-doubt traps and temptations to take the easy path or softer way.

You gain perspective – always to challenge mindset be adaptive in your thinking and steer your energy to the correct path.

‘One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range’. Victor Hugo

Resilience gets you through the forges of life that will hone your skills and strength and you will then find yourself ready to ……...

Face Everything and Rise

When you have a resilient mindset, you can cope with challenges, adapt to change, and perform at your peak.

You will have your Edge.

You feel confident and positive no matter what situation you find yourself in.

You will have the ability to view situations from different perspectives and choose to respond and not react to difficult situations.

This brings about the best outcome.

You will feel in control, like a master of your own destiny.


You are not immune to fear.

But you can cut it down to size and punch it in the face.