We live with fear every day in varying degrees from silly to devastating. Most inhabit our lives without any real substance. Though often without merit, it’s difficult not to let the fear fester, roiling inside of you.
Fear might rise in a slow thought that begins only as the size of a pin prick in the back of your mind. But left unchecked, it grows over time until it overwhelms you, and becomes a true threat to your personal success.
It can make you doubt yourself: What’s happening to my business? Am I going to be able to make ends meet? Or it could be fear of the unknown that lurks just around the corner or under the bed that scares the ba-G-Gs out of you.
The constant little worries that swim around in your head create detours taking you in the wrong direction toward depression, loneliness (often unfounded), self helplessness—and the other big “F” word—failure.
But you have the power to conquer your fears—in the same place from which they grow—your mind.
When we begin to worry about things and speculate on the negative side of the direction in which our mind tries to point us, it’s at that moment we need to take a deep breath (three or four even) and clear our minds.
Push away those thoughts like: What I’m working on won’t work; the challenge is too big; I’m losing self-drive; I’m just a loser; nobody believes in me; I’m an old horse sent out to pasture. Or a popular one: It’s too difficult why should I even try? Any of these sound familiar? Silence them!
Worries … Worries. With your deep breath remember where you came from—you didn’t just arrive at that spot yesterday. Then consider where you want to go. Some of us are naturally strong willed; but even if you are not, you have inner strength to call upon.
You must believe in yourself. Apply that belief and determination to the thought that in the long run you will survive.
I’m a strong believer in prayer. I find it helps relieve some of the stress that comes from worrying. But strength of mind, body and spirit can come from deliberate contemplation, too. The key is to stay focused on the positive. Set plans in action that will generate steps towards peace of mind.
When you relax through prayer or reflection, resolutions flow easier and you begin to think that things will work out. Fear will lose its control.
Make your false evidence appearing real fade away. Your thoughts are powerful. Use them.
Be your own Champion.
Live Your Dreams.