"What I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me."
The story of Job has many lessons. One powerful principal is revealed early in the calamities that came upon him. He lamented one day, "The things I greatly feared came upon me. And that which I dreaded has happened" These types of thoughts and comments are giving a foothold to our greatest enemy - fear and anxiety in disproportionate amounts. Having these thoughts gives negativity a foothold, an open door, free shot at you.
If there is one thing that holds millions of people back each day from growing as an individual, achieving high levels of success, and becoming the best version of themselves, fear and anxiety are definitely at the top of the list. High achievers, regardless of occupation, understand that taking risks and massive action is a vital part in getting from where you are to where you want to go. And that goes for in life -- and in business. But often these risks are met with fear and anxiety, which can cause people to question their ambitions and prevent them from taking action.
It is important to understand a bit of fear and anxiety are absolutely normal. Even the calmest people experience fear from time to time. The key is to not let fear and anxiety hold you back and prevent you from taking action and going after what you want in life.
Try these three things to banish fear and anxiety:
1. Rewire your brain. Rewiring your brain is one of the surest ways to overcome your fears and develop the courage that is needed to get to where you want to go. Develop mantras and affirmations that build you up and increase your self-confidence. Read uplifting books to help interrupt the negative inner dialogue that goes on in your mind. Beginning as a child, we are told negative things that we can’t do, be or have. If you don’t take the initiative to rewire your brain, life will do it for you.
2. Have a well thought out plan. We begin to worry and over analyze situations when we don’t have detailed and well thought out plans for our life. Set extremely clear goals with a detailed plan on how to achieve those goals. After you have a well detailed plan, take action.Taking action towards meaningful goals helps to relieve stress and gives you a huge sense of enjoyment. Fear creeps in and paralyzes us when we don’t take the time to plan our lives.
3. Do one thing every day that causes you discomfort. Living in our comfort zone is not the best way to live. Not doing the things that frighten you will increase the likelihood that your fears will become bigger – and taking over your life. It can even be something small that you choose to do, but do something daily that is uncomfortable. Step out of your comfort zone and work on becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. When you form the habit of doing something daily that scares you, your courage grows little by little. Soon enough, the barriers that once were holding you back vanish and your potential maximizes tremendous!
Making the bold decision to not let fear hold you back anymore is one of the best decisions you can make to ensure future success. It’s not something that happens overnight, but taking intentional action and running towards your fears daily will give you a promising result in the long run.
Everything that you want in life is past your comfort zone. Don’t let fear be the reason you lived a half-lived life.
This Week's Meditation:
God, my attack thoughts are making me weak in _______________. Uplift me!
Say this each time this week you feel fear or anxiety taking a stronghold.