“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Hello Friends! I believe this’s going to be an awesome week for you as you face your fears headlong.
I thought to drop these few thoughts of mine as we begin a new week.
Fear is that thing that hinders us from maximizing our potentials to the full. It hinders you and me from living a full life. It’s that thing hindering you from taking that bold step so as to change the course of your life. Fear overwhelms its victim and incapacitates his life so as to remain on the same spot year in, year out.
I’ve come to understand that every successful person in life has learned to master their fears and take action irrespective of their fears. You cannot achieve anything worthwhile if you allow your fears to get the better part of you.
You have got to confront your fears to achieve your dreams. You can’t afford to wait for the coasts to be totally clear before you move your ship, you’ve got to move all the same.
I’ve come to tell you this morning that ‘you must face your fears to phase it out’. Someone has said that “when fear comes knocking at the door of your heart, let faith answer the door and the fear would have disappeared.”
So, what can you do to control and master your fears? I have these few suggestions:
1. Acknowledge your fears: Come to the open and acknowledge that you’re fearful. When you come to this level, half of the problem is already solved.
2. Address the root-cause of your fears: Once you’ve acknowledged that you’re fearful, you need to go to the root of your fears-past negative experiences, past failures, negative childhood background, abuse, fear of the future, fear of the unknown etc-and deal with it. Ask yourself, ‘why am I afraid of this thing?’ As you do this, you’ll discover most of the times that F.E.A.R. is nothing but False Evidence Appearing Real. It’s just your perception. Reality is not the same as perception.
3. Attack your fears: What will you use to attack your fears? It is light. Light is indirectly proportional to fear. The higher your intensity of light in a particular area of life, the lower your fear will be in that area. So what do you do to attack your fears? Beam the rays of light in the direction of your fears. Get information in that area. Go for light and you’ll see the fears diminish and vanish.
4. Act irrespective of your fears: Champions are not wishers. They are actors. They act, irrespective of their fears. The reason is because they know that the source of the fear is just a myth. It is not real. So, they go to work with their heart irrespective of what their head is saying.
If you act on these few suggestions, you would have killed that monster called fear and you will become a better person and achieve greater results this week and the rest of your life.
Face your fears and phase it out.