Tuesday, August 19, 2014

4 steps to turn FEAR INTO POWER


We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt



Indulge in self-reflection and positive self-talk.
Next time you feel nervous, anxious, afraid, or uncertain, I challenge you to dig deep and look what’s underneath those feelings.
Are you nervous to apply for that job because you’re afraid of rejection? What if you don’t get the job? Does that mean you’re not good enough and that you’ll never experience the career success you long for?
Of course this isn’t true, but it’s far too common to indulge in harmful self-talk. In most cases, it comes down to thinking that you’re not worthy to experience happiness or success.
Be honest with yourself and identify what’s at the root of your fear.
Now take that negative statement and write an empowering statement that’s the opposite of your limiting belief.
For example, if your limiting belief is “I don’t deserve to experience true success because I haven’t worked hard enough,” flip it and write the reverse:
“I deserve to experience success on my own terms, all while having fun and living in abundance along the way!”
Say this affirmation out loud every morning when you’re getting ready to start your day.
Better yet, look yourself in the mirror and repeat it proudly, 10 times!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. ~ Jim Morrison


Weigh your options.

Make a pros and cons list of what would happen if:
  • You pursued your passions and vision, despite your fear
  • You choose to maintain status quo
I’m guessing you’ll realise that there are actually more pros to acting in the face of fear vs. maintaining status quo.
Act.
The arrows are pointing in the right direction. Yes, you can act in the face of fear without the whole world crashing down on you.

The next step is to actually do it.
Take that very first step in the positive direction. Yes, the first step is often the hardest. Remember to take one step at a time.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~ Nelson Mandela

Celebrate
Give yourself a pat on the back for facing your fears and celebrate your successes (no matter how big or small) along the way.

This will feed your positive momentum and will keep the good stuff coming your way!

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