What is holding you back from pursuing your dream? What's holding ME back from pursuing my dreams? FEAR! False Evidence Appearing Real!
Courage is the ability to overcome fear. The definition of the word fear: From the Greek phobos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear"; a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger.
Fear is basically the ability to recognize danger and flee from it or confront it, also known as the fight or flight response. We are not born with fear, it is a learned emotional reaction. Some of our fears are brought on by others and some by our own past experiences. Either way, fear is what holds us back from success! So what are you afraid of?
Failure, success, rejection, pain, looking bad, what others think... just a few of the most obvious fears that will paralyze us if we let them! If we waited until we were no longer afraid before we try do do something we've never done before, we probably wouldn't accomplish much! Successful people know that they need to face their fears with courage and take action despite the fear. You can learn to "do it afraid."
Think about your past successes... You know that you have experienced the most thrilling times of your life stepping outside of your comfort zone! Think about the times you have taken that exhilarating ride on a roller coaster or went skydiving or bungee jumping or even asked someone out on a date. Were you afraid? YES! Were you glad you did it? YES!
Cultivating Courage will give you the necessary grit to make the decision to pursue your dreams. It will put you in a position to be afraid, and excited at the same time! That's when you know you are on to something BIG - like jumping out of an airplane - excited & scared then exhilarated when you jump and then OH so happy when you land on the ground!!!
1,2,3 JUMP towards your BIG DREAM! I am!!!
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