So many things in life seem simple… but that doesn’t mean they are easy.
Falling in love, for example, seems simple to many people. You meet that perfect person, your eyes lock and you feel the magic of love… but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Being in love… staying in love… constantly choosing love – even in the face of obstacles and challenges – is NOT easy.
The same is true with all the great dreams and goals you have in life. Have you ever noticed that?
My idea was simple… use my business consulting experience and skills to teach others how they could make a difference in the world. That way, I could maximize the positive impact I could have on the world by enabling many others to also make a difference themselves.
Sounds simple, right? And it theory, it is. But here is what I have discovered.
I have talked to sooooooo many people… all of whom have incredible dreams… They all want to make a difference and make a decent living in the process… and all of them are so passionate and have tremendous gifts…
As each of them shared their dreams with me, I can visualize them accomplishing their goals… making a positive impact in the world… and making a great living in the process, they reached a point where they started to pull back… even while talking about their most passionate goals.
Can you guess what happened to them?
They start to listen to the FUD – the voice of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.
And suddenly, they put their brakes on their dream train…
Remember the “dream train” I talked about in my last blog post? So many of them couldn’t even get on the train… they wouldn’t try… they held back and turned in the ticket to their dream train without even packing their bags and showing up at the station.
- Have you ever wanted a dream so bad it hurts just to think about it?
- Have you let those feelings hold you back?
Fear is tricky… it plays amazing tricks on the mind. So let’s remind ourselves first and foremost what Fear is NOT.
- Most fear is NOT real. It’s only a projection of the mind. Your mind is making pessimistic predictions of the future based on a lack of information (because the future isn’t here yet).
- Fear is NOT the truth. So if fear exists with the lack of information, then what you fear cannot be the absolute truth, because nothing has happened yet except that you are pondering an important dream. When it comes to pursuing a new goal, fear is nothing more than your imagination filling in the blanks where there is no experience.
- Fear is NOT logical. Logic comes from the thinking mind. Fear comes from the subconscious, which doesn’t have the capacity to reason. So fear is nothing more than the recognition that you have left the comfort zone of what you already know and are steering your dream train down a new path.
So you can sum up fear
with the following acronym
Fear is nothing more than:
F – False
E – Expectations
R – Real
So now that we know what fear isn’t… let’s discuss what it is… or can be, if you chose to reframe it.
And here is what I’ve learned to do… and you can too…
Stop treating uncertainty
and fear as a stop sign
- Treat fear as a direction sign
- Fear is a sign that you are heading down the right path
- The words are nothing more than the next steps – your directions – to get what you want in life
That’s my secret weapon
and it sounds simple…
but it ain’t easy…
Let me explain how…
Treat it as a little voice from the universe telling you what your next step is… It takes a little practice and you have to learn how to detach from the emotion of fear, but if you can do this you are on your way to an amazing life full of satisfaction and passion and enthusiasm… Here is how I turned fear into the guidepost that propels my dream train down the track…
Here is the process I follow to turn fear into my greatest ally and my secret weapon for making my dreams a reality. It’s as simple as A-B-C-D.
A – Be Aware and Acknowledge the message
Be aware of the messages and words that are expressed as fear or doubt and learn to listen and acknowledge the directions your inner guidance system are giving you.
The fear called “I don’t have enough time” is nothing more than a direction sign telling you to make time for this… it’s important!
The fear called “I don’t have enough knowledge or experience” is nothing more than a direction sign telling you to get moving, get informed, get a coach or someone to guide you along the way… it’s important!
B – Believe in yourself, because you have the power to overcome any of the doubts and uncertainties that arise. All you have to do is reframe the statements of fear into actionable statements.
You must restate the fear called “I don’t have enough money’ into “What are 3 ways I can find or get the money to do what my heart is telling me to do”
You must restate the fear called “what if I fail” into “How can I do this in a way that ensures that failure is not an option” or “How can I get the coaching or skills to ensure I am successful”
C – Make a Conscious Choice for each fear, pick an option (based on the questions you asked yourself) and decide to pursue that choice. ALL – and I mean 100% – of YOUR POWER resides in your ability to make conscious choices. If you do not reframe the fear statement into a question that takes back your power, you will never move forward. It’s hard to say this to you, but you will sit in indecision, fear and unhappiness until you do.
D – Do I1! Do it now… Take action… Make a conscious choice and take action. This is you… hopping on your dream train… never looking back. Trust yourself that you can steer the train in whatever direction you need to reach your goals. Trust that you can take massive action and that the only guaranteed failure is not getting on the train at all.
If you’ve already decided you want to move forward with your dreams Email Me and let me know how I can reach you. My goal is to help YOU make a difference and make a great living. For the next 10 days, anyone who responds can get a FREE 30-minute session with me and I will personally help you develop a custom 1-year Action Plan to get started. Get on your dream train and Launch a Movement that Matters today!