FEAR IS A LIAR – BE THE LEADER IN YOUR OWN LIFE
Fear is false evidence appearing real.
Fear also paralyzes many people for years upon years. Instead of being river they are a reservoir. The water sits there. It gets mucky and bacteria grows.
Don’t be that. Don’t be fearful.
I have had many times I have been horrified with fear in my life. The most relatable (maybe) was when I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane at 13K feet and lived to tell about it AND name a company after it. After all, starting or expanding a business is a lot like jumping out of an airplane, right?
And then there was the time that I had many Doctors staring me in the face telling me there was no science that supported the numbers my unborn child was giving them and that “babies this small don’t survive.” Yeah. That was the scariest I ever encountered in my life.
Spoiler alert: After being born at only 12oz (350g) and 10 inches, she is now a healthy active 3-year-old. They were wrong.
Was I terrified? Hell yes. But did I let that fear stop me? Nope.
It did damage me a bit and leave some scars that some therapy really helped me through. But we all lived to tell about it because we didn’t let fear scare us off. If I let fear stop us, my daughter wouldn’t be here today.
Acknowledge it. When you experience fear in life… whether it is major life and death or something trivial like what to order a restaurant and not wanting to make the wrong decision for your stomach… it important to acknowledge it. Embrace it even. Say hello. Tell it you know it is there but that you also know it is totally unpractical and you are soon giving it an eviction notice. Learn what you need to know.
Get on a mission to learn as much as you can about the topic you have in front of you and then you give yourself a due date to make a decision to move forward.
Notice I didn’t say the perfect decision?
Sometimes we have to jump and part of the lesson is in the decision that we make. There is always something good that can come of everything out there. Have faith in yourself, in God, in the people in your life. One of my favorite sayings is “it will all be okay in the end. if it isn’t ok, it isn’t the end.”
Evict it. Evict it by making the decision and commit to moving forward.
It is so true, isn’t it?
So you have a choice when fear strikes your life. you can let it be the leader or you can be the leader. I want to encourage YOU to be the leader. Acknowledge it Learn what you need to know. Evict it. It’s really as simple as that. Practice it today.
Practice makes perfect and if you practice soon you will become one expert on evicting fear from our daily life. Start small. Next time you go to a restaurant, rose the menu after the first thing you find that you like. Or, the next time someone presents an opportunity to you personally or business wise, say yes and figure out HOW later. (within reason of course)
Start saying yes before the FEAR moves in and starts taking up residence in your head.
Like Nike says, Just Do It!