Daily Archives: July 8, 2011

break through the fear

‘You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.”
Mary Manin Morrissey

Fear!   Fear of change.   Fear of not changing.  Fear of what might happen tomorrow.  Fear of what might happen today.   Fear it stops us right where we are and prevents us from being who we are capable of being.

In the wrong career and afraid to make that change.
In the right career and afraid the job might go away.
In the wrong relationship and fearing what might happen.
In the right relationship and afraid that it won’t last.

What are you afraid of?   What is stopping you from making the change that will allow you to grow and prosper?   It might be because you are afraid that even as bad as it is now it could get worse.  Fear traps people into thinking that the  only outcome that could happen is worse than what they are experiencing right now.

Fear robs people of the confidence to make change work for them.    Many people, maybe most people only look at what could go wrong in their life rather than what could go right.   Instead of looking at what could go wrong peer at the possibilities that things will go right.  It doesn’t mean that it will be easy though.  It does mean that with persistence, hard work and a positive attitude that reaching your goals is possible.

A recent story about Louis Zamperini might encourage you to make those changes you have been putting on your list of things you’d like to do.

In many cases fear turns dreams into obstacles that feel too big to overcome.  What happens if I fail and lose, and lose everything then what, where do I go from there?  It is the story of those who are rich and famous.   To have found something they are passionate about and then forged ahead to make that idea or dream happen.   Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn’t.   When we hear the stories of failure we believe that it what would happen to us.  Who am I to reach my goals and dreams.   If those that I know haven’t then why should I? That is the story of fear, and fear is winning in far greater numbers  and it is also robbing possibilities.

What are you waiting for?

1. What is your vision for your life (what is your unique contribution going to be?)

2. What is stopping you from starting towards that vision?

3. What would make you feel safe enough to try?

4. What are some steps you could take today?

5. Who will help you stay accountable to achieving your goal?

Imagine what it would feel like to reach your goals.  Imagine what it would look like to reach your goals.  Imagine what it would sound like to reach your goals.

Then say, “I am good enough to reach my goals with some work”.   Now, without delay begin that journey that you have longed to take and start experiencing what it would be like to reach your goal.   Do it today!

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” Earl Nightingale