Do you ever notice those people who always seem to be in control?
They are always seemingly poised and ready. They exude confidence and strength. They step into situations with presence and they always seem to take command and give direction.
They are experts in controlling outer circumstances, like an air traffic controller, everything happening on time and in order.
Except beneath that outer facade of control and poise is fear.
Fear of losing control.
Fear of feeling insecure.
Fear of being vulnerable.
Fear is the motivating factor. Fear is what compels them to get better at taking control. Fear begets poise and confidence once the threat seems far off and distant, yet fear always lays in wait.
It is strange how far we have run, isn't it?