The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream.The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg;and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs.Dreams are the seedlings of realities. ~ James Allen
A bold life requires that you consistently take action in order to build your confidence and courage. When you hold back out of doubt and fear, you live small, settle for less, and cheat yourself out of an adventurous life.
Life is too short to stay stuck and paralyzed. You have the power to get through anything. Everyday there are fearless, physically, mentally, and emotionally, challenged, people doing incredible things.
It's time to let go of your excuses. It's time to be wildly creative and amazingly brave. It's time to make an intentional choice to do what it takes.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie
6 Ways you feed your fears:
You terrorize yourself with stories of fear.
You expect the worst case scenario.
You visualize the worst case scenario.
You believe that you won't survive your fear.
You repeat a fearful story to others.
Replay old memories of past failures.
6 Ways to starve your fears:
Do what you say you're going to do. What is one step that you can do today that will make a difference in your attitude or income? Make a commitment to do it. Follow through. Breathe.
Expect a positive outcome. Make a list of what has gone right in your relationships, work, or business. Each time your mind goes to "what if it doesn't work" reread your list. Ask yourself, "What if it does work?"
Give up the need to for perfection. Begin where you are, with what you have. You can learn along the way. There is never a time when you "know it all." Ask for help. Get a mentor and make small consistent improvements.
Develop bounce-back muscles. Don't give up when things get tough. Learn to be resilient. Do what's in your control to change a situation and let the rest go. Refocus. Move on!
Let go of judgment. We don't know our own best interests. We don't know what anything is for. We can't see the bigger picture. When you do your best with good intentions you can release all judgment.
Be consistent and persistent. Do what you need to do when you need to do it. Go the extra mile. Ask again. Rise earlier and retreat later. You will gain momentum and things will get easier.