Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
These words are from a Japanese proverb.
But think about them for a few seconds.
Really take them in.
Now think about one of your fears.
Do you let it dictate your day or decisions or your life?
We all have our fears. No matter how big or small.
The key is to not let them dictate your life.
Fear is critical to our survival.
It keeps us protected from legitimate threats and danger.
If we only had life threatening fears, we’d be a very different society.
Instead, we have additional irrational fears based on traumas, bad experiences, or those all too often handed down fears from our ill-advised relatives.
Looking at your fears, take a quick inventory in your head of what you are afraid of.
Heights is usually at the top of the list and a legitimate fear, although some go to extremes, but there is a danger element in falling.
What else makes your list?
The color blue?
Fear are thoughts that we create based on experiences either that we have had or others have had and have imprinted onto our minds.
These fears are created, perpetuated and held in our minds.
Sometimes, even becoming too intense.
Then, we develop anxieties and find our fears crippling our progress.
By giving in and accepting our fears, we cannot move forward.
We cannot grow.
We are stopped in our tracks.
For example, fear of failure is common in varying degrees.
It keeps people from progressing in their careers, relationships, commitments.
People who exhibit this fear tend to stay in dead end jobs, stay in bad marriages, take the hand that’s dealt to them.
Accepting life as is and not daring to risk failing so why bother, why try?
How about fear of rejection?
I’m not good enough anyway…
I can’t do that job, I don’t have the credentials or experience and they won’t like me anyway…
So frustrating, right?
We all know someone like this.
Maybe it’s us?
Maybe we need a little push, a little self confidence, a realization that the fear we carry with us is made up, make believe.
We can change our thinking and let go of whatever trauma we hold on to that makes the fear so real–so tangible–so part of our lives that we accepted long ago that it just is.
Sometimes we need help from others to work through our fears.
Sometimes we need a trusting mentor to show us the way, to gently guide us on our journey.
To help us break free of these fear chains we have grown to “love” so much.
What if you let all of your fears control your daily life in one way or another?
Maybe you allow your fear of heights hold you back from trying new things.
If you’re going through life scared, rather than confident and open to the world, that is not really living.
We all have our own fears.
The key is to not let those fears hold you back from reaching your potential.
Or enjoying today and NOW.
If you’re willing to try and overcome those fears, or at the very least, not let them keep you from living, schedule your free call today: http://www.tinammeitl.com/apply/
It’s Me, Tina
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