"Guts are a combination of confidence, courage, conviction, strength of character,
stick-to-itiveness, backbone, and intestinal fortitude." ~ D. A. Benton
Fear can be a motivator. Learn how to use it. Refuse to live in overwhelm. The key is to thrive, not strive.
When life seems too big and you're feeling small, remember to breathe.
Remember the brave times. When you got it right.
Remember that top-of-the-world feeling. When you didn't think it could get much better.
Remember that. Because it can get better. It will.
This is a good time to be alive. It's your time! It's time to be bold. To dare. To risk.
The following tips will get you out of a valley and back to the top of the mountain. Choose one. Take Action. Begin today.
Be a beginner. Do something brand new. Be open to the different and the difficult. Push yourself. Follow someone’s lead. Ask questions. Try. Fail. Try again. Fail again. Succeed.
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Focus. Focus. Focus. Take small calculated steps to get to your end goal. Don’t give your fear attention or energy. Let it die a slow death. It’s less scary to build your courage muscles one action step at a time.
It’s all about positive images. Let go of what you don’t want and visualize what you do. Stop running negative images in your mind of bad things happening. Create the image of the outcome you want and dwell on it. Work towards it. Each time you feel fearful, replace it with your successful image.
Take your fear on a run. When you are stuck in fear and feel paralyzed by negativity, get active. Lift weights, run or walk off your fear. Move physically. Motivate yourself with a play list of your favorite positive songs.
Use affirmations and quotes. I write down positive quotes and affirmations on index cards and put them in my car, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. It only takes a few minutes to see things differently and change emotions.
Surrender all attack thoughts and negativity. We project our own negativity and fear when we get caught up in drama and become envious of the success of others. Somebody else’s success has nothing to do with yours. Choose to be happy for people who get what you want. Learn to say and mean, “Good for them.” Focus on taking action on your own behalf.
Stop doubting yourself. Change your perception and change your story. Become aware of the stories you tell yourself about your self-worth, intelligence, strengths and possibilities. Own your greatness. Create stories that resonate with the beautiful person you are. No one else can do it for you.
Expect to succeed. Tell yourself things are going well. Know that people want to help you. Spin new stories about the future. You have a choice. You can expect the best or the worst. Why wouldn’t you choose the best? Every day you can create new expectations.
Choose to enjoy life. Fear can lead to a work addiction. When you lack balance in your life it shows up in your relationships, business and health. Carve out time to laugh and play. Get away from all electronics and get your fun meter running. Dance, hike, begin a new hobby and laugh as often as possible. Find joy throughout the day.
This is your life. Be fearless, daring, juicy, wild and crazy. Balance it with peace, quiet and serenity. The alternative to facing your fears is that your fears will control you. Don’t miss out on opportunities. Don’t cheat the people who will benefit from your gifts. Life is meant to be lived out loud and in joy. This is your time. Live the bold life.
"Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!" ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
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