Whenever you’re growing or entering new territory, you’ll feel fear. But the problem isn’t the fear — it’s letting fear hold you back. The beautiful thing is that fear can be greatly diminished in your life when you feel the fear and take action anyway.
What are some of the fears that hold you back from living a life you really want to live? Do you have a fear of rejection, being alone, failure, quitting a negative habit, getting in or out of a relationship, illness, aging, making a career change, losing weight? This week, empower yourself to take an action you’ve been afraid to take. Build a habit of believing yourself so you can trust yourself to keep a promise you make. Your self esteem, courage and belief in yourself will grow, and your fear will diminish.
Ask yourself: What do I want? What would I have to do in order to have it? Am I willing to do that? Now — take action with the expectation that you will succeed.
Here’s a simple exercise that will help motivate you to take that action!
Motivation Exercise: Worrier to warrior!
- Stand with your feet hip distance apart and reach one arm up as high as you can with your fingers outstretched.
- Alternate reaches with a lot of enthusiasm for about one minute.
- Every time your right arm goes up, say out loud: Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! I want it, I want it, I really really want it!
Do this exercise for two minutes while thinking about what change you really want to make. Move and speak with emotion! When you move, think and speak with emotion, you create change. With negative emotion, you move further away from what you want. With positive emotion, you get closer to what you want.