image by Robin Griggs Wood
Overcoming Your Fear
Firstly, I’m going to offer up a minor host of platitudes:
“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or another, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”
“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
Actually, that last one is my real springboard … ;o7
Here’s the key to overcoming fear:
Fear isn’t actually supposed to be the crippling emotion we allow it to be.
It’s a driving force.
It’s an energy source to be capitalized on!
(Like when you are being chased by a bear … you move!)
If you’re feeling fearful about aspects of your life, lucky you!
Now you have some force to drive you.
And the way to overcome fear is to get in action.
This happened to me many years ago, when I gave up my stable, nay, stellar, job of many years to pursue my dreams.
It scared the heck out of me!
I’ve grown every day since then. But, more’s the point, I’m happy! And my happiness grows more and more, the more I listen to my heart and not my head.
Safety is an ILLUSION …
Knowing what’s going to happen next is also an illusion …
… so why not do what makes you the happiest?
Triumph and Disaster, as Kipling so well put it, are both impostors.
Action is the only thing that creates a life.
Allow what you really want to guide you in that action.
Because the only wrong decisions that we have EVER made, are the ones we made that went against what we really wanted.