"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." -Mark Twain-
How would you define fearless?
The truth is that we all have fears, whether it's uncertainty, being judged, or adapting to change. Fearless though, is having the awareness of our fears, leaning into them, and penetrating the mythical boundary which fear creates.
When fear sinks it's teeth into us, it impedes our growth, holding us back from experiencing the life that we want. Fear protects us from change, it keeps us within our comfort zone compromising our ability to seize opportunities and achieve the goals that we want to achieve. Imagine living fearlessly, how would your life change?
Fear is provoked through thought; our thinking controls our behavior. Usually when we have a thought that provokes fear, we begin to feel a certain way. We feel in such a way that we begin to think ourselves out of taking any action, only to leave us right where we are in that present moment. When we raise our awareness to what it is that we are actually afraid of, we then can clearly identify the myth in our fears. Raising awareness is just the beginning in breaking through fear, now it's time for the reframe.
Like I said above, our thinking controls our behavior. When fearful thinking starts lurking in your mind, stop the script that you are telling yourself. Begin a new script, redirect your thoughts that would aid in leaning into your fear. Think in productive language: "I can do this, I will do this, I am good enough, I am educated enough, I am the expert of me, I have a unique gift etc." This language in self-affirmation is very powerful, it is energetically engaging and enables you to breakthrough the waves of vulnerability; this is how you develop courage.
Changing our thinking is a skillset and needs to be nourished like any other skill. In practice, you will develop a default mindset that is not lead by fear. Like I say in all of my posts, you owe it to yourself to live your best life. You deserve to live as the best version of yourself. Take charge of the life you want to live, face fear, and experience the joy of success in your journey.
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Jeff Saal CPC, ELI-MP
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