Have you ever wanted to do something new and different or make big changes in your life but your fears have held you back from doing it? I think most people can relate to that. Many times I’ve wanted to pursue a goal but, I let my fears hold me back. So many times I thought about the negative and about what could go wrong or what could become a problem that it paralyzed me. It kept me from being as successful as I would have liked to be. It kept me in a stagnant place of unhappiness.
Why do we do this to ourselves? How can we change the way we think to be more positive? How can we CONQUER our fears so we can be more successful? How can we be filled with so much excitement to succeed and fear to fail at the same time? It’s very natural to fear what we don’t know but, It can cripple us where we stand and It’s okay to be aware of your fears but don’t focus primarily on the fears alone and let them hold you back. Instead allow them to drive you. We totally underestimate ourselves sometimes. We are so much smarter, braver and courageous than we give ourselves credit for. We must stop that.
This is something that I have struggled with from a young age. As far back as I can remember I have let my fears make my decisions for me. So I began to change that. I am nowhere near perfecting the techniques but I work on it everyday. I had to learn to let go of control and allow life to happen naturally. I had to learn how to focus on the good things that made me want what I wanted in the first place.
It’s more important to try and fail than not to try at all. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s actually great to make mistakes. We learn from them. We become better people and better at what we do because of those mistakes. The world isn’t going to end because we took a chance and went after what we wanted. If anything you will work to be successful and if at first you don’t succeed try and try again. Soon you will learn to not let those fears hold you back but instead push you to overcome and concur.
5 years ago, heck 1 year ago I never thought my husband and I would be on this new journey we are on. I only dreamed about us starting our own business and making our own hours. We made the decision to follow our dreams and not fear what others might think. We knew people would think we were crazy but that is only because people fear what they don’t know. People are too scared to do what they really want to do because they worry about what people might think about them. The most successful people didn’t get where they are by worrying about other people’s opinions of their career choices. They do what is best for them. They don’t make choices based on fear and most importantly they believe in themselves. We would love to help you overcome your fears and make your dreams a reality too. You can do anything you put your mind to. (For more info on what we are up to, click here.)
I don’t think there is a successful person out there that didn’t make mistakes along the way or get where they are by giving into fear. Next time you feel those fears building inside you and holding you back, remember what you’re fighting for in the first place.
Remember to relax and let life happen. You don’t have to control everything. Control comes from fear. Know what you want and go after it with the passion and drive to succeed that you have inside you. Don’t let anything hold you back and live the life you want and deserve.
Live your life to the fullest.
Go……Go after what you want and you will get it.
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The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson