Conquering Fear.

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“It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

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Choose courage – don’t let fear rob you of your dreams  

There is an incredible array of fears that can influence us in many subtle and deceptive ways. So much so that we often don’t even recognize their existence. Besides, even if we do recognize their presence, it does not necessarily mean that we will have the courage to break through those fears and take action.

Sometimes, we knowingly allow fear to stand between us and our dreams. Sadly, if we do that long enough, chances are, we will eventually abandon our dreams and rationalize our choice with logical sounding excuses.

This does not need to happen to you. You don’t have to allow fear to hinder your actions and destroy your dreams! With a simple shift in perspective, you can learn to transform that fear energy into excitement and use that positive energy to your advantage.

Throughout life, people can undoubtedly count on changes or transitional phases. Many of these transitions are positive; a marriage, birth of a child, winning the lottery, graduating from school. A few developments are negative; going through a break-up, death of a loved one, or living with a chronic illness. One factor related to success is that productive people are skilled at adapting to their fast paced ever evolving world sometimes in fear of unknown. This ability to adapt points people on the path to leading a more satisfying, enriched fulfilled life.

If someone is forced to change, even if unsatisfied in life, they are entering into the world of the unknown that may be even more anxiety provoking than the unsatisfied life. However, the choice of change is always available, and, those who do not have the ability to trust themselves may miss out on the opportunity to increase their quality of life.

Many people all over the world are afraid of change. They prefer routine and stability, and, with any kind of transition this change disrupts self-confidence. Fear inhibits people from taking risks. When fear relates to a positive change, it usually is linked to a fear of not being able to achieve success. Some are overly concerned about not being capable “enough” or of being judged, as if, dignity is only measured by their concept of success or winning.

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