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Achieving Your Dreams Without Fear

Updated: Apr 17, 2020

With the current economic situation being so volatile, many of us are feeling fear about the future, perhaps for the first time. You may very well be wondering, “Is my job safe? Will I be laid off tomorrow? How will I pay my bills?”

Even more depressing, you may feel that your dreams for a better life have been dashed into the dirt.

Regardless of the economic climate, though, there are still plenty of opportunities available for anyone who wants to reach out and grab them.

Even losing your job, as scary as that is, could open up the door to new and better possibilities for you.

Sure, logically you know this is possible, but you still worry, don’t you?

It could be your fears – not the current climate – that is really stopping you from pursuing your dreams, but your mind is telling you to use the current climate as an excuse!

Are these types of fears paralysing you into passive inaction?

✴ Fear of the unknown

✴ Fear of failure

✴ Fear of change

✴ Fear of lack of support

✴ Fear of the worst-case scenario

✴ Fear of success

Look inside you. What’s really stopping you?

Are your fears holding you back?

The good news is that you can learn to transform those fears into an unstoppable positive force!

In this post, we’ll examine each of these types of fears and look at how they could be affecting you. You’ll learn what causes your fears and exactly what you can do about it. You’ll also find specific action steps you can take to overcome your fears so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Your Fears Real?

A wise man once said that FEAR means False Evidence Appearing Real. In fact, the vast majority of our fears never come to pass. Experts have estimated that 90% of our fears are about things that will never happen! This means we waste an awful lot of time and energy worrying about things that don’t matter!

There’s a great portion of our life wasted on worrying. There’s all the time and energy we spend worrying about things we know we can’t do anything about, plus all the wasted effort worrying instead of taking action to overcome solvable problems – but all of this gets us nowhere!

Now back to the question:

Are your fears real? Yes. You may fear something that isn’t real, but the fear itself is very real and extremely powerful.

Your fear can take the wind out of your sails faster than any challenge. Fear can stop you in your tracks. Fear can suck away your confidence and destroy your hopes and dreams. But fear can be harnessed and transformed into the strongest motivator!

The Fears Effect

Even though fear is felt in your mind, it causes a physical reaction in your body. The “fight or flight” reaction to your fear can:

✴ Pump adrenaline into your body

✴ Speed up your heartbeat

✴ Make your breathing shallow and quick

✴ Make you sweat

✴ Cause a panic attack

At times, fear can save your life if the danger is real. But in most cases, the danger doesn’t exist. It does exist, however, in your mind, so you suffer the consequences of your fear anyway. It can cause anything from stress and anxiety to heart attacks.

Do You Choose Fear?