I love this quote. So simple, yet so profound and true.
Think about the sensory experience: if you've already been caught in the rain and are now soaking wet, the rain can't hurt you. More rain will just make you wetter.
As Jamie Foxx once said, "What's on the other side of fear? Nothing." Many times, fear is a result of limiting perceptions we create in our own heads. Just like we're hesitant to jump in the rain before we get wet, or take a chance on ourselves, or risk failing at something new and challenging, or going after our ultimate goals, the scariest part comes at the beginning- before we've tried anything at all. Once we go for it, it's never as bad as we imagined it would be- and it's often much, much better.
Next time it's raining, don't be afraid to play in the rain like you did when you were a little kid. Literally and figuratively.
What did you think of this post? When did you decide to overcome a fear you had by taking action, and did you realize that the fear was mostly in your head? Let us know in the comments!
Want to read another post about overcoming fear? Check out this post on shattering your perceived limitations!