Fear is described as many things; some people describe it in terms of a feeling that is ignited within them whenever they are facing something that brings about a lack of clarity or uncertainty.
Others describe it as something that they feel when they are faced with a dangerous situation.
Some people believe that all fears are a result of our character and that they are natural because we are born with them, whilst others believe they are the result of past experiences.
It has been stated that we are born with only two fears, the fear of the loud noises and the fear of falling and I believe this to be true, but I also cannot deny that I have seen and experienced many more fears than that in my lifetime.
The one thing I know for sure about operating from a place of fear as opposed to operating from a place of courage and confidence is that the former results in paying a hefty price.
At some points in my life being fearful of making an improvement or change stopped me from living the life I really wanted to be living.
When I was afraid of what might happen if I changed my career path after being in the same industry for over 10 years, the price I paid was
- Feeling drained after a day at work, working more hours in a week than I thought was humanly possible.
- Being short with friends and family because I was unhappy.
- counting down to my next holiday as it was the only time, I was truly happy.
- Being stressed out and anxious.
- feeling unfulfilled and overall not being true to myself.
When I was fearful of public speaking, it cost me again. For the time that I remained fearful I
- lost the opportunity to follow my passion in the way that I was meant to,
- I was unable to deliver empowering workshops,
- unable to create motivational videos for my social media platforms,
Of course, I lost out on the revenue that I now earn from those things as well.
Had I not had created my social media platforms or delivered workshops my business would not have grown in the way it has.
Every life that I have had the pleasure of impacting in a positive way through these avenues, would have been missing the motivation, confidence and courage they have gained as a result of being inspired by me in some way.
Fear could have cost me and the people I have worked with a great loss had I remained stuck in it.
I believe that if we were given a snapshot of what facing our fears would lead us to gain the choice to face a fear would be far easier than it currently is for the vast majority of the population.
So hear is my advice for you if you have a fear that you want to find the courage to overcome.
- Write down on a piece of paper what your fear is.
- Write down all of the things that this fear is stopping you from doing
- For each of these things, write down what you could gain if you were able to do them. How would you benefit? How would your family benefit? How much happier would you be?
There you will have a snapshot of what your life might look like if you were to overcome your fears. The difference between your life now and your life if you were to overcome your fear, is what your fear is costing YOU!
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