Are you letting your old fears dictate your ability to grow into a new force? Sound odd? It shouldn't. You see, our fears are what make us flow...It sheds light into the cores of our courage.
I'm going to let that one sit a little, and say it again...
Our Fears are what make us flow." What do I mean by that?
Hhhmmm, funny you should ask...
Fear breeds courage, in which an ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle is stated to have believed that this is the most important quality within a man.
“Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.”
Today, it is by far one of the most neglected forces used within todays positive sides of psychology. We have been fortunate within recent studies that has began to breed an understanding of what courage actually is & how we may be able to empower an ability greater than our fears leading to decision making with a greater fortitude.
Recent studies have brought attention to an area within the brain called the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sgACC). Neuroscientists have determined this to be a major compound within courageous acts. In hind site this could prove to be extremely beneficial down the road when treating anxiety disorders.
Courage is not about facing fears. It has many stems that lead from that single notion; Coping…Risk…Uncertainty…
Those three alone are enough to breed one’s google results (Our Mind)into a dangerous direction of illegitimate data (thoughts) that could really prove to be deadly for those who become vulnerable to such mental barriers.
“Your best things are ‘On the Steppe’ & ‘On the Raft’. They are splendid things, masterpieces….
The only defect is the lack of restraint, the lack of grace. When a man spends the least possible number of movements over some definite action, that is grace.” Anton Chekhov -
When an individual is able to live by their heart instead of being influenced by their mind, it brings a whole new level of ethics to the playing field.
Its right along the lines of “Do something you’re passionate about”, some call it a “Labor of Love”, when you are able to sustain a living through something that brings you pure energy, ambition, unlimited work ethic, progression, etc.
I’m sure some are thinking “yea but how…?” & the answer will always be, through self assessment leading you towards self awareness.
“I think the first thing we have to do is figure out what’s keeping us out of the arena. What’s the fear? Where and why do we want to be braver? Then we have to figure out how we’re currently protecting ourselves from vulnerability. What is our armor? Perfectionism? Intellectualizing? Cynicism? Numbing? Control? That’s where I started. It’s not an easy walk into that arena, but it’s where we come alive.”
The power that is released when a single soul is capable of acknowledging their fears has an ambiguous effect…almost unlimited. No one can contest its limits.
The trait in itself is a tough one to conquer, some leading their whole life's without ever conquering their self, whilst so many other people that we know of because of legacy or something extraordinary.
Acknowledgement is extremely difficult if an individual is not familiar, or prone to understanding the impulses that come with repetition. It is something that one must learn in order to have an understanding towards an act of courage. Anxieties and limitations, or denial of fear will only leave one stagnant.
We must train ourselves to acknowledge them and start understanding how to work through them.
"Tackling fear and anxiety or sadness and depression can, at best, ratchet our lives from the negatives to zero” Andrew Shatte -
The only way out of fear is — through. One way of being able to accomplish that is exposing yourself to those fears. Face the things you are afraid of.
There has been substantial research proving repeated exposure will lower one’s fear receptors until it is more manageable, and or even in some studies, disappearing altogether.
I know, I know…a little cliché, but its facts! We often miss the most obvious tactics that could really root a substantial growth out of mental barriers that have restricted our levels of thinking.
“Exposure is hands down the most successful way to deal with phobias, anxiety disorders, and everyday fears of any sort.”
Take athletes and certain tactics they implement within their trainings for example. Some studies show that those athletes who tend to practice visualization & positive self-affirmations scenarios were more likely capable of coping with the pressure’s that ooze from the intensity of high levels of competition. They were the ones who were most likely to succeed.
Truly knowing and understanding purpose…the intent…the goal…the end result, one has the capability of reverse engineering everything it would take to acquire such scenarios & accomplishments. Whatever that may be.
Just remember, You can be anything, but not everything.
Know your purpose.
“…oh, but I’m soooo stressed out….”
Find things that will help you exude those energies that are produced — do to stress. There’s meditation, yoga, exercising, driving (Blasting your favorite HAPPY song and singing along like you were apart of the creation) it doesn’t matter, find that escape and cherish it for what it is for.
Start auditing everything you do , everyone you hang around, the nay-sayers, the back patters, the complainers, the excuse makers, etc. AUDIT everyone & everything, after doing so with yourself & the hours within your day!
This leads back to understanding your goal, the end result, your intent. whether its just plain and simple happiness. Doesn’t even have to pertain to succeeding within the world of business, sales, or competiveness. It all stems from the same root!
There is no capable competition when you hone in on your offenses and negate the things you are not good at. If you don’t succeed, adapt, improvise, overcome. You’ve already been passed from lack of impulse in not being comfortable within your own actions! always practice reverse engineering the process & where you went wrong and then move on.
Find those who have succeeded in similar scenarios and absorb the things that led them in progressive directions. You must always be capable of tapping into your E.I. (emotional intelligence), absorbing the energies that protrude from those who stride so confidently within their actions & endeavors.
Find positive mentor-ship if you feel like it could be beneficial. Trying , failing and taking with you the knowledge, growth and experience with you surpasses any ounce of regret that could arise down the road.
“You will never do anything in this world without courage.”
So Feed The Beast & Starve that Doubt!