How To Defy Fear to Succeed in Life
Is Fear Real?
Fear only exists when you give attention to what you are afraid of. That’s right, you are the one who creates it. Regardless of whether you succumb to peer pressure and expose yourself to the mainstream media or inflict fear upon yourself, fear takes control over your mind and jeopardizes your success. Fear paralyzes you and takes away your focus from what matters most.
Agree that you want to live life to its fullest. Will you succeed when your fear wins and you stop taking risk? Of course, not. You will have a safe, unfulfilling, and dull life.
How does fear serve you? Imagine yourself running away from a lion. Do you concentrate on the fear of becoming lion’s dinner? No, you don’t. You concentrate on your escape strategy. You are putting all effort into a successful escape from the animal. However, if you allow your fear to get to you, you are dead. Literally.
Comfort Zone, Fear, and Success
You may find yourself fearing unfamiliar situations clinging to your comfort zone. The more you expose yourself to uncomfortable situations (I am using uncomfortable to describe things you are not used to doing), the more you will find yourself taking risks and succeeding in unimaginable ventures.
New York City can hardly be deemed a comfortable place to live by any standards. However, the city made me resilient and adaptable. I wrote about my strategies for surviving in a toxic environment in How I Thrive in a Toxic World. I created them after moving to New York City. Furthermore, i owe the city for my financial success, resilience, perfect health and glow. And yes, you can find the best caviar here…
No wonder they say if you can make it here, you can it make anywhere.
Feel the Fear But Do it Anyway
Many fears we have do not threaten our lives in a life-death sense. They do threaten our lives in a different way though. Fear threatens our life by way of robbing us of energy to live to our full potential. The main fear we should have is not to accomplish what we are destined to do.
Wealth is a function of the mindset. You cannot save enough money to be wealthy, you must build a business and create value. It requires guts and acting against fear, a lot of times outside of your comfort zone. Both heroes and cowards feel fear. The difference between heroes and cowards lies in the ability of heroes to act despite their fear.
If you want something you’ve never had,
you will have to do something you’ve never done.
No one is going to die if you fail. Besides, you only have to succeed once.
The best time is now – make your move.
Until next time,