Fear

“Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.” – Queen Latifah.

Man is the master of thoughts, the molder of character and the maker and shaper of condition, environment and destiny. Most men fail not through lack of education but from lack of dogged determination, from lack of dauntless will. Even dramatic situations like bankruptcy, divorce, death and economic recession cannot directly cause a feeling of any kind until the brain interprets and creates a story about sad situation.

Sadness, depression, frustration, upset and anxiety can only be produced by seeing a situation and producing an interpretation of it, and then believing that interpretation. Therefore you and I can only be overwhelmed by our thoughts about something, never the thing itself.

Usually what we most fear doing is what we most need to do. That phone call, that conversation, whatever the action might be, it is the fear of unknown outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. Define the worst case, accept it and do it. I’ll repeat something… “What we fear doing most is usually what me most need to do.”

“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” – Oprah Winfrey. “I don’t get lucky. I make my own luck.” Here is the big challenge of life. You can have more than you’ve got because you can become more than you are. And, of course, the other side of the coin reads, unless you change how you are, you’ll always have what you got.

Success is something you attract, not something you pursue. Success is looking for a good place to stay. So instead of going after it, you work on your self-personal development. One of the challenges we have in our lives is we don’t realize that, the process of training ourselves, the process of conditioning ourselves actually feels incredible once you get that initial momentum.

If you want a lasting change, you gotta give up this idea of trying something. You gotta just decide you’re gonna commit to master. Most people don’t get out on the arena of life because they don’t wanna fight. Most people don’t get out there because they don’t wanna get knocked down, they don’t wanna be dropped to their knees. But see, you gonna be dropped whether you are on the field or whether not just sitting on the sidelines, you’re gonna be dropped!

The last six thousand years reads like this, Opportunity mixed with difficulty. That’s how it is and that’s not gonna change. You must learn to handle the nights, they come right after days. You must learn to handle difficulties, it comes right after opportunity. You must learn to handle recession, they always follow possessions.

Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Priority is power. The more clear you’re with exactly what you want, the more your brain knows how to get there. Your reasons will drive you. When you have doubt, when your faith becomes weak, your reason to acquire your ideas fail. When you have a greater state of saying “No”, don’t do that. The reasons will become the war in your step. They conquer you and take you through those challenging moments.

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” -Judy Blume.

Get knocked down so you can learn how to fight, so you can hold your position. The world turns when we turn with it. Plans disappear. Dreams takeover. Every journey ends. But we go on…

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