What is stopping you from getting what you want in life?

Your friends?

Your family?

A sense that failure – or success – might change your life and that feeling uncomfortable?

A sense that the people around you might disapprove of you aiming for what you want, of you succeeding or failing?

Essentially it boils down to fear. The big roadblock, sometimes the massive wall in the middle of road that keeps you from getting what you want.

FEAR.  It’s everywhere.  And there’s a lot of suffering happening right now in the world because of it…

Fear is the ONE thing that holds you back in life.  It’s the source of your worries, insecurities, burdens, guilt, resentments, stresses, and any feelings of lack that you may experience… lack of love, lack of joy, lack of success, or lack of inspiration.  Fear is THE barrier to the ultimate realization of your true potential and power.

When we experience fear, our entire being literally closes itself off from the world.  We limit and restrict the flow of life and our bodies enter into “survival mode” as we gear up the fight or flight hormones to protect ourselves from danger.  This is in response to a “perceived” threat… which, of course, is completely imaginary 99% of the time.  Because unless we’re being physically threatened in that moment, the fear is only in our heads.

So if fear is a frequent companion of yours, in any of it’s various forms, you’re keeping yourself stagnated in a state of “fighting for survival”, whether you realize it or not.  When you’re in fear, you can’t grow, you can’t expand, you can’t relax, you can’t create… It’s quite paralyzing.  Living in fear is essentially toxic to our mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and growth.

As an entrepreneur, not only do you have the opportunity to liberate yourself from your conditioned fears to create the success you want in your business… but you also have the opportunity to lead by example… to show the rest of the world what’s possible when fear is no longer in control.  Waking up from fear is not something you only do once.  Fear is deeply engrained into our reality.  It’s something we need to commit to bringing awareness to again and again and again.  Once you start awakening from your fear, this power in you gets strengthened just like a muscle.

So I wanted to share with you “5 keys to conquering your fears”.  Feel into each one, and please don’t just read about them, practice them anytime you need a reminder!

(*And please note… these keys are in reference to mind-created fears that you want to wake up from.  They are not for situations in which you are in real danger.)

1.  Realize that everyone is afraid of something.

Others may not fear the same things you fear, but everyone fears something, and understanding this can help you not to feel isolated in your fear.  You’re not alone, and the fact that you are fearful in some area doesn’t make you a weak person. Try this:  find someone to talk to about your fears–you may find that someone else has faced the same fears as you, and has found a way through them that can help you.

2.  You don’t have to overcome your fear all at once.

If you are fearful of public speaking, for example, you may not want to begin addressing this fear by booking a speaking gig in front of a thousand people. You would have to start out by taking baby steps. Here’s what you can do. Write down something you are afraid of, some fear you want to overcome, and make a list of three small steps you think you CAN make to begin facing up to your fear.  Choose one and do it tomorrow.

3. Approach your fears as opportunities for growth.

If you look beyond the fear to the benefits of overcoming the fear, you may see a world that might just be worth taking some risk to live in. Take a few minutes and make a list of the pros and cons of dealing with the thing that you’re afraid of.

4. Be careful how you talk to yourself about what you fear.

Sometimes we are fearful of what we imagine might happen if we step outside of our comfort zone.  It’s all too easy to convince yourself that your reasons for being afraid are all valid.   I once heard a wise man say, “More important than what happens to us is how we talk to ourselves about what happens to us.”  This is so true–we can imagine all sorts of negative things when we contemplate something we’re afraid of, but this doesn’t make those things real.

5. Failure isn’t necessarily the end of the world.

If there is one fear that is common to nearly all of us, it is the fear of failure.  While there are some scenarios in which failure is potentially devastating, or perhaps even life-threatening, most of the time it isn’t.  Yet the fear of failure paralyzes ideas, hinders careers and deprives us of experiences and opportunities that could enrich our lives.

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You are SO needed in our world right now.  We need your true power, gifts, strengths, awareness, and commitment to inner peace.  Your inner reality is contributing to the collective reality, so each one of us has the responsibility and the calling to choose love and trust when fear arises.  It will not only liberate you, it’ll help liberate the planet.  And when you’re free on the inside, nothing can stop you.  You will be able to effortlessly create the wealth, success, and impact that you truly want in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

Etieno Etuk

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