In Stress and Coping

Is Fear Blocking You from Your Life Goal?

One of the most common questions we are looking for an answer is like “How can I overcome fear and take a chance?” For example, in a situation when a person cannot decide whether to take a job in a new city, although it is a good job. Why an individual is hesitating in solving this life’s problem? The answer is simple – We All Fear Change and The Risks It Carries. However, if you look back at times when you had to change was significant for your life. You need to expand and grow. When you stay with the familiar just because it is familiar, you are responding to a fear of failure that does not support our self-growth. Dr. W. Dyer suggests that “if you believe it will work out, you’’ see opportunities [and] if you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles”.

Let’s do a small exercise and see how it works. Just imagine that there is no such thing as failure. Failing is a judgment we humans place on a given action. Now, subtitle this attitude and instead of judgement present it as You Cannot Fail, You Can Only Produce Results. In this case, the most important question you should ask yourself is “What do you do with the results you produce?” Nothing fearful, isn’t it? It is better to jump in and experience life than to stand on the sidelines fearing that something might go wrong.

Approximately 2,3000 years ago, the great spiritual master Patanjali offered the kind of advice: “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

So, when you step back and examine your limiting belief, you can recognize that nothing can stand in your way of your goals and dreams but you. By remembering that fear is the acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real, you can step past it and become who and what you want to be. The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

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