Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fear...



"Don't quit when the hill is the steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh,
Don't quit, for you're not a failure,
Until you fail to try..."



We all have problems. We are not alone in that. Some problems are bigger than others, but all are significant because unless we resolve our problems we cannot move forward and enjoy the most precious gift of all - life.

With google at our finger tips, and our own personal insight into our own problems, we can all find the solutions, support and resources we need. We know what we have to do, yet often dont.

So perhaps the issue is not that we don’t know what is best for us but that we are afraid. We are afraid of what will happen if we do what we know we have to in order to resolve our problem. Which if you think about it makes no sense.


Fear is our natural alarm system telling us to act and to act now. Not taking action does not make the fear go away. Instead the fear keeps sounding like a car alarm and the ringing gets louder and louder unless we learn to address it.


Since the fear of resolving the problem wont go away and the problem itself wont go away unless we take action - isnt the most logical thing to do -  to take action.


Once you take action you will logically no longer fear the action because it has already happened and because of the action you have taken the problem will either be resolved or a step closer to being resolved - so its a win-win situation.


It follows that what we need to do is accept fear. Accept that fear is a natural call to act. Accept this fear, feel it and do what you need to anyway in the knowledge that the only way to get rid of the fear and the problem is to act, and act now.


When we are born, we are born with only two fears. Just two. The fear of falling and the fear of sudden noise. All other fears are learnt and built upon as we experience life. We all feel fear, but the most successful people know how to accept and control this fear and not let it stop them from doing what they must do to move on/ move ahead…


Recomended book:
Susan Jeffers ...Feel The Fear and do It Anyway...

Linked post: http://thenakedphoenix.blogspot.com/2011/04/motivation-keep-moving-baby-thats-how.html

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