Halloween is just a few days away and this is a time when people enjoy being afraid of things. People like to watch scary movies, go to haunted houses, and dress up and scare each other. I understand the game of it all. We have fun with it because we know the things that scare us at Halloween aren’t real. I wish we would remember that the rest of the year, that the fear we feel about our daily lives isn’t real and that we don’t have to allow it to overwhelm us and keep us from going for our dreams.
Years ago around Halloween time, I had my first speech and I was truly afraid. I was afraid I would not be good enough, funny enough, or have enough materials for the presentation. My fears grew so big I considered canceling. I’m sure there’s also been something in your life that you’ve feared so much you allowed it to sabotage your future.
Let me give you an interesting definition of the word fear: Fantasized Experiences Appearing Real.
Most of the things we fear are simply an exaggeration of our imagination. Since our subconscious mind and nervous system don’t know the difference between reality and imagination, they produce the same uncomfortable feelings of anxiety. Our self-talk has created FEARS that appear too big for us to handle.
You must allow yourself to experience your fears and move through them with courage — the courage to look, acknowledge, and experience. Don’t resist, avoid, or condemn your fears. It’s an interesting paradox in life that when you resist something it persists. Allowing yourself this growth process is like a butterfly freeing itself from the cocoon.
Many famous writers and artists alike recognize the importance of this metamorphosis: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain”; Eleanor Roosevelt observed, “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you must stop and look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do”.
I am happy to say that I didn’t let my fear and self-doubt prevent me from making that first speech. Because I faced my fears, I got through it and since then, have had a very successful speaking career!
Let’s face it: we all have fears and anxieties about the future from time to time. With the insanity of today’s reality, many of us have certainly been tested. The truth is that we all frequently step into places that are challenging. We have to learn to confront our fears so that they do not overcome us or distract us from living our life in true integrity with our purpose. When challenged, you must learn to confront any fears that hold you back. We have to build the confidence that comes from self-knowledge and the willingness to do something different!
We often worry about stuff that becomes real in our imagination. I would like to remind you that our imagination is really one of our most important skills to create success. Let’s take some of the ISSUES that we are using that imagination for and instead, imagine the best. It’s always a choice. It takes as much energy and time to think positively as it does to think and feel negatively. The truth is that your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, so both positive and negative thoughts cannot occupy the same space at the same time. When you use your imagination, you can map out a brighter, more profitable, fun, rewarding future, or you can fall victim to the fear and gloom and doom of average people.
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Only when you release your fears and are at the top of your game can you be resourceful, creative, brilliant, and effective. We all know this, but before we know it, we somehow allow “stuff” to get us off balance. These Leaks and Vampires cause us to get out of integrity with our intentions, and throw us into a tailspin feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, and dissatisfied in life and business.
The secret is to be aware and conscious of when you start to experience any self-defeating thoughts or behaviors that are out of integrity with your real purpose in life. After all, how we spend our five types of energy determines how much money we make and how successful we are in all areas of our lives.
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P.S. The picture above is of Angel, a few years ago on Halloween.