Do you know what you are really capable of?
You’re capable of doing anything you want in life just by making a conscious decision. If you’ve decided to not to settle for what you have right now (good choice!) then know that it’s possible to pursue an alternative direction in your life. I used to tell myself that I couldn’t run my own dream business and be my own boss because I pay the mortgage, we need a monthly pay check in the household. But, I’ve come to realise over time that these thoughts are just nonsense. It’s these thoughts that keep us stuck and thinking small. Ultimately we tell ourselves these stories because we’re scared; fearful of the unknown.
Trust that your heart is bigger than your fears. When you face you’re fears head on and push through, this is where the real transformation happens. When you push through those barriers and get connected to your why, the real magic begins to happen. So how do I get the ball rolling? You just need to start, start taking tiny steps ...you have to start somewhere.
Here are my 6 tips to help you face your fears and start taking the action you need to take to become someone great:
1. Identify where you are emotionally
Guilty, overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, sad. You cannot change your life when you are stuck in these emotional states, there is not enough energy. Once you identify the pattern and you see the truth, then you can decide how to fix the problem (whatever it is that is holding you back).
2. What is the antidote?
If fear is controlling things, the antidote is courage. In the present moment, being courageous may not necessarily feel good for you, but do it any way! Try Mel Robbin’s 5-4-3-2-1 method. Count backwards and then go for it; push through your barrier.
3. Treat your emotions like a muscle
If you practice, you'll get stronger.
4. People have patterns
What’s yours? Angry people get angry, sad people get sad. This is where we naturally live in our “home” our comfortable place. We use triggers as events to get us “home”. Identify the triggers and then find the antidote.
5. Practice that emotion
You can change your frustrations. If you work out what is causing your frustrations, then you can start to take action. Be consistent in working towards making the change. Remember your natural instinct will be to go back to your natural “home” but if you are aware of the trigger then keep practicing and soon a new muscle memory will kick in.
6. Condition the emotion
This is when your life changes, when your found new emotion is the new normal.
Life is way to short to not truly follow your passions. If you want to live your life with conviction and purpose, just start! Success doesn’t come from nowhere. Success starts from small beginnings and over time by taking consistent action becomes greatness. “Greatness is not something predetermined, predestines or carved into your fate by forces beyond your control. Greatness is always in the moment of the decision” - Jess Olson.
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