You can inherit fear. That's right, fears can be passed down to you from your parents and grandparents, just like all your other genetic traits. But Most Fear Is Learned. Much like certain topics in school, fear is often learned. We aren't born with most fears, as most come with knowledge and experience.
The next time you feel stage flight, try reframing anxiety as excitement. By simply reframing the meaning of the emotion we’re experiencing—by nudging ourselves from anxiety to excitement—we shift our psychological orientation, harnessing the cognitive and physiological resources we need to succeed under pressure. We effectively transform our stage fright into stage presence.
»Fear is the emotion that makes us blind.«