Sometimes Fear Means GO!
“We can all reprogram our brain’s responses by putting ourselves into new, initially uncomfortable situations. We’ll learn fear might not mean ‘stop’; I’ve come to believe fear usually means ‘go.’”- Frances Moore Lappé
Getting yourself into an uncomfortable situation is probably the thing you dread the most. And of course, because that’s a natural response! It’s not very likely that you thought to yourself, “Today I am going to put myself in an uncomfortable situation.” The very thought of it might bring up fears that make you throw up your hands and go running for the nearest exit!
But here’s the interesting thing. Fear is OK!
Fear is natural. But you can reprogram yourself and your responses to these fears by changing your thought patterns. Fear is not always a bad thing…however it is the thing that holds us back from ever accomplishing what we want. When we face our fear life happens.
Getting out of our comfort zone is scary…trust me I know! But if we don’t experience the initial discomfort then we will never feel the sense of pride and accomplishment once we do it! Oprah talks about that fear before she decided to start “OWN,” the newly-launched Oprah Winfree Network. That fear literally grabbed hold of her one morning, but then she asked herself the life-altering question, “What would I do if I was not afraid?” She knew she would start a network…and that is exactly what she did.
Today I challenge you to change the way you think about the thing that scares you. If you weren’t afraid, what would happen? What could happen? Change the way you think, strip your fears of their power over you, and let your dreams take flight.
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