Right off the bat you can relax…EVERYONE feels fear, you’re not alone! I’ve definitely found in the past that I’ve had many grand ideas, goals, dreams, inspirations and opportunities at hand to live life to the fullest…and then let fear stop me from taking action.
I believe that action is truly the ultimate medium through which dreams and goals become reality!
Fear can be described in many ways or feelings, it can come across as anxiety or discomfort or it can even come across as laziness or even inconvenience. Often times in order for us to grow whether it be physically, mentally or spiritually, you need to push yourself into your discomfort zone which can definitely be a fearful thing if you’re not used to it. Your discomfort zone is a place where you don’t often go and yes it is uncomfortable…that’s the point : ) The only way to make it easier to be in your discomfort zone or as I like to call it your growth zone is to spend more time in it, and every time you do feel you’re in it…appreciate every second of it, because in those moments you know that you’re growing and getting stronger faster than ever and making it easier for the next time you want to take action towards your dreams and goals that may feel a little bit scary to you.
I believe a great analogy is walking verses jogging. If your goal is to lose weight, you can lose weight faster by jogging or running verses walking right?…BUT by jogging, you have to be a bit uncomfortable compared to simply walking.
So make it the same in all aspects of your life. You can walk or jog towards financial freedom too…by using credit cards to buy fun things or go fun places you can’t afford and never pushing yourself to earn more money…that’s easy. To push yourself to earn more money and create more streams of revenue while regulating your spending, decluttering your life by selling or donating things you don’t need or use anymore and simplifying your life to save up for that fun thing or going to that fun place is a lot harder, but in the end you will be better off, a much stronger person and ultimately live a more comfortable life. (Ah ha! The ironic twist!)
Lately I strive to find ways to push myself beyond my comfort zone. Whether it be running harder than I ever have in my training…saying no to buying an over budget luxury purchase on credit and choosing to save up for it instead, getting up early and going for a hike on Grouse Mountain even though my bed is so damn comfy, working for an hour or two on my hobby project instead of playing a video game or watching TV, sticking to my eating plan or taking on a new project I’ve never tried before in regards to my production company…I know that every time I do that, my self confidence grows, I learn more and I grow closer than ever to realizing my goals.
The key is not to try and get rid of fear…the key is to feel the fear and do it any ways.
But hey, we all know talk is cheap and you have to lead by example right? Right! So the latest fear I’m working to over come is my fear of failure and fear of disapproval. I don’t like the feeling of judgement I guess…but again it’s just another fear to face that can make me stronger if I have the right mind set behind it, therefore…bring it on! : ) SO, I submitted a video for a game show called Wipe Out. I felt like a goof ball filming it, and I worried about what other people would think of it but after it was all said and done, I had fun making it and now potentially I can share my positivity and personality on a national scale!
So now I ask your participation to please share with me the ways that you face the fear and place yourself beyond your comfort zone! It’s one thing to do it, it’s another share it and feel pride in celebrating your successes!
Thanks for reading! My next blog will be about a very simple money management system that will absolutely change your life!