I recently watched the movie After Earth; which features Will Smith. Although it was a pretty good movie, what really stood out to me was the message conveyed throughout the movie. Will Smith says to his son, “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.”
This quote is extremely deep and really opened my eyes to what fear really is. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of a future. It is a product of our imagination causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. When we really think about this, we realize that fear is just driving us crazy and causing us to make decisions based on our imagination.
That is why in any sport or anything we do, we need not fear. Fear will just get in the way of our true potential and cause us to make the wrong choices, or not try our hardest and be ourselves. I personally struggle with fear because I’m afraid of making a mistake. But now I realize that this fear is just in my imagination and probably won’t ever come true. I encourage everyone to incorporate this motto into their daily lives so that they can show everyone what they’ve really got.