Get Out of Your Own Way!
Face Your Fears and RISE!
Do you think you are the only one who deals with fears? Nope not even close. According to a study by EMC Corporation, 84% of people hold on to irrational fears, not even real fears. “Irrational fears, ranging from using the coffee machine to wearing the wrong clothes, are keeping people awake and preventing them from being successful,” according to research commissioned by Mozy® by EMC.
That last part is what I want you to see: fears are preventing you from being successful.
Is that you? Do you have some fear, real or irrational, that is keeping you from being successful?
Perhaps you have a fear of:
- Not being good enough?
- Being a bad parent?
- Not making or having enough money?
What is it you are believing about yourself?
Because these fears are causing you to have limiting beliefs about yourself and your abilities.
So what can we do about it?
Action Item #1: Disprove the Lies
Think about what fears or thoughts you are believing.
Maybe there are several.
Write them all down.
Now I want you to write down at least 3 things that disprove that lie.
Example: I doubt myself and my abilities.
Truth: I have overcome so much in life. I was:
- raised in a single parent blue collar home,
- a first generation college student graduating with honors,
- then awarded a full scholarship to obtain my master’s degree in Scotland,
- started my business at age of 29
So FEAR is: False Evidence Appearing Real
Once you dissect your fears and see that they are mostly if not all false, you empower yourself in huge ways!
You need to overcome your fears and believe in yourself and what you do. If you don’t believe in yourself / your services, how can you expect anyone else to?
What you believe will dictate what you think on a moment by moment basis… which leads to my next action item.
Action Item: Just Do It
Whatever you’re fearing, decide today to do ONE thing that will move you in the direction of overcoming that fear.
Because action is the antidote to fear.
You need to take action every day! You are only one decision from the next big thing.
We make tiny decisions all day long that can lead us in the right direction or in the wrong direction. Make a choice which direction you will allow your thoughts to take you.
Know that you may never FEEL like doing something, DO IT ANYWAY!
Practice the 5 second rule which says “if you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.
When you feel yourself hesitate before doing something, count 5-4-3-2-1-GO and move towards action.
Stop trying to wait until you’re perfect or your product or service is perfect. Start now!
Another acronym for FEAR is Face Everything and Rise.
So my challenge to you is to Face it and RISE!
There is a reason God tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 “we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” We make are thoughts align with His truth.
Take action today to move away from fear and towards your goals.
You are worth it!
What is YOUR next step?