“DON’T LET THE FEAR OF STRIKING OUT HOLD YOU BACK.” –BABE RUTH
There are so many great people who have accomplished more than they could have ever have imagined because they broke through their fear. Their fear of the unknown.
What will be my consequences? What if I fail? But what could be worse than never trying?That to me would be the biggest loss of all.
Can you imagine if Babe Ruth never stepped up to bat because he second guessed his ability? What if Oprah Winfrey withdrew from her offer to host a talk show? I know, these seem like far out examples but we’re all people. We’re all born into this world with fears, hopes and dreams. But some fears need to be shattered, just like Babe Ruth’s record.
That being said, some folks seem to have a slight upper hand, and others have their challenges.
They say what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
I believe in that, but it does seem like a certain few are like Eeyore with that dreaded cloud that shields them from the sun with its constant threat of rain. Others can step into a bucket of paint and come out like Picasso.
Some may be lucky, others destined, who knows. Bottom line is, we can break the spell, shatter that batting record and always remember that the sun will shine again.
Some of us just have to find ways to manage our thoughts differently. You can learn how to manage your thoughts so that you can embrace your fears so you too can be Picasso as well. There is nothing like having or feeling your heart pounding as you take a deep breath and start to walk towards your fears instead of running away from them.
I recently attended the Sassy Mastermind Retreat in Tucson, Arizona. We were challenged with our own goals, an “Intention to Ignite” for 2014. This goal was set at the end of a bed of glass. We learned to let go of the fear of walking through the glass to reach our goal, our intention to ignite. I stayed focused but felt very tense, after just the first step I realized this was in fact not scary at all. It was both challenging and exhilarating at the same time and I noticed my fears where gone. Suddenly those shards of glass went from the fear of pain to constant reminders and reaffirmation of my inner strength. The message was strong and clearer than ever before, we are capable of doing anything we set our mind to do.
What if you never step out of your comfort zone? You could be letting endless opportunities of walking on glass just pass you by and you’ll never get that exhilarating fear where you feel alive and proud of yourself. Don’t be afraid to live your life, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and above all, do not be afraid to fail – it means you are growing and living.
If you would like to talk to me about how I can help you walk over glass through your fears, please send me an email for a private session to find out how we can work together. Giving up on yourself should not be optional.