The "Flight or Fight" response is a physiological reaction to a perceived harmful event. In other words, our BODY gets full of adrenaline so it can either run away from the charging saber-tooth tiger or stand and fight it. Our body has been conditioned to react to fear. Fear, however, is an emotional response to a perceived danger or harm. That emotional response exists because of the lack of trust. When we trust ourselves or others, we don't perceive events as being harmful to us. Few people have fear about sitting in a chair as they trust the chair will hold them. Many people fear public speaking because they don't trust how the audience will respond to what they say and/or they don't trust their own ability to deliver a coherent message. We need to identify our fear and learn to control them by understanding what it is that we don't trust in the situation. When we can understand the psychological response to fear and control it, we can then allow the physiological response to help us to FIGHT and not FLIGHT. Allow fears be a fire that fuels you and propels you forward and upward, but don't allow fear to be a fuel that burns you up.