It is those very things that we are most afraid to do that provide the greatest liberation and growth for us.
What scares you the most in life?
Are you afraid to take action and move forward on your journey from where you are to where to want to be?
Some people will do almost anything to avoid feeling uncomfortable and feeling fear.
If you are one of those people, you run an even bigger risk of never getting what you want in life.
To reach our goals and create a great life for ourselves.....to get to the good stuff, will require some risk-taking.
The nature of risk is that is doesn't always work out. But as the old adage so wisely tells us, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
"We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope
that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full,
complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams."
- Bob Proctor
I know I rather be fully alive and bruised at the end of my life, than living a life filled with regents and a lot of what ifs..............
What if I would have tried that new job, what if I would have moved to another city/country, what if I would have started my own business, what if I would have dared to go skydiving, what if I would have asked John out for a date, what if I would have traveled the world.
What if I would have__________________________________Fill in the blank
I know I rather be uncomfortable for a while and face my fears, rather than have regrets at the end of my life.
What about you? What fears are you facing right now? Do you want to move forward but just feel that you are NOT courageous enough to take a leap of faith?
Did you know that courage is a muscle? you can increase it by working it on a daily base.
In the coming week try to do something that scares you...every day, it can be a small step, but something new-something that makes you get out of your comfort zone, and see how you feel at the end of the week. I bet you will feel great and also more courageous.
Every time you face your fear and do it anyway, you build up that much more confidence in your abilities.
One way to actually disappear your fear is to ask yourself what you are imagining that is scary to you, and then replace that image with its positive opposite.
Another tool you can use for relieving fear is to focus on the physical sensations you are currently feeling - sensations you are just identifying as fear. Next , focus on those feelings that you would like to be experiencing instead - courage, self-confidence, calm, happy.
Fix these two different impressions firmly in your mind's eye, then slowly shuttle back and forth between the two, spending about 15 seconds in each one. After a minute or two, the fear will dissipate and you will find yourself in a neutral, center place.
Acknowledge that fear exists but don't let is stop you!
Feel the fear and do it anyway!
Let me know what fears are you facing right now and what are you planning to do about it?
Are you going to try the tips in this blog to deal with your fears?
Or have you used some other tools in the past?
Leave me a comment below!
Karin Glannstam -Personal Success Coach