What if fear is stoping you from moving ahead? What if you’re afraid to follow your dreams and you self sabotage your goals?
We all experience different degrees of fear throughout our life, especially when we want to do something new, outside our comfort zone. We can transform our fear into growthwhen we listen and then take incremental action.
In fact fear is just a normal part of life, and it wants to keep us safe, to protect us. Listening to your fear can actually guide you in the right direction.
To “keep you safe” fear can try to paralyse you from moving forward in your life. So your next step when you feel fear, reflect, then take incremental action towards what you really want.
But first of all, it is wise to look our fear in the eye and to examine what it wants to tell us. May be:
It is giving us feedback so that we can adjust our trajectory?
It is showing us that what we’re after is not really that important to us?
Is it wanting us to change our strategy or to clarify our goal?
Do we need to expand our time frame to realise our goal?
Is it telling us that we’re being unrealistic?
Is it protecting us from getting hurt
After self refection around your fear, your next step is really to take appropriate action:
What is the next doable baby step in our strategy? Can you do that? If not, divide that step into smaller easy enough steps.
Research and learn what you need to do to go ahead towards your goal. Most importantly apply it.
Find the courage to talk with the people you need to talk with
Research and create a strategy how you’ll face the fear or create a work around strategy if necessary.
Remind yourselves why this goal is important to you and what the benefits are of doing it. Then go for it with the necessary baby steps
Go for it.
Go after what you really want, and if you don’t know that yet, follow your curiosity.
Only by taking action little by little will you find clarity and power to keep going forward or enough evidence to call it a dead end that you want to leave.
Think about a child learning to walk or someone learning to drive a car for example. The degree of fear can vary depending on the individual, but incremental action can help them face and overcome the fear.
Sure they make a lot of mistakes while learning, but with constant practice and incremental action steps, they eventually master it.
Visualization, affirmations and taking inspired focused action towards your goals and dreams.
Today we cover these and more as a mean to strengthen your mindset and materialize your dreams and goals.
Strengthen Your Mindset Part 2
Visualization, Affirmations and Inspired focused actions
3. Visualization and affirmations to strengthen your Mindset
Visualization: See with your mind’s eyes what you want to be, do and have, not only as an image, more like a movie. Find pictures and videos that inspire you, see yourself with what you want and feel the feelings it generates within you.
You can also create a mind movie like I learn by reading/listening to Becoming Supernatural by Dr. Joe Dispenza. With images, video footages, music and phrases that inspire you. There are some inspiring mind movies on youtube, and I suppose the more personalized the better.
Your internal dialogue is what defines what you become. What you think and feel on a continual basis is what you’ll become.
So repeat to yourself in the present tense a belief you want to have and feel what it feels like.
Whatever you want to accomplish, say to yourself that you can and give yourself permission to accomplish it.
Give yourself permission to accomplish the most extraordinary things that inspire YOU from within and know that you can. Set an action plan to back it up and trust.
The words you tell yourself are very powerful. If you repeat them with feelings and faith, you’ll start believing it. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, if you keep telling yourself the same things, your subconscious mind will believe it.
Make sure to intentionally choose what you repeat to yourself everyday. Make it even stronger with actions and feelings that are aligned to your affirmations.
Tip: Use a recorder app on your phone and read to yourself with feelings, your most inspiring affirmations. Add your favorite music in the background, may be an instrumental. Listen to this recording over and over again whenever you can.
For example listen to your affirmations when you go for a walk or to run in nature, or when you wait in the supermarket, when you take actions on your goals, when you cook, etc.
Feel the feelings of having it now: this is very powerful since our mind cannot differentiate what we imagine and what is happening in the outer world when we feel the feelings.
4. Taking inspired focused actions out of the comfort zone strengthen your mind
Your Action Plan: taking action starts with the planning. So take the time to plan your life, your dreams, your goals. Also take the time to plan your year, your month, your week and your day.
At the end of each day plan the next day in advance, and in the morning set your intention for the priority actions you want to accomplish that day.
Take action: You are co-creator in the process of bringing your dreams to life. To write down your dreams and goals is the first action after the thought process.
Taking action doesn’t necessary mean that you need to do the thing right away. Writing down is a form of taking action. Researching and learning is also part of taking action. Always keep learning in life.
Experimenting and failing and then experimenting some more all part of taking action. Until you perform greatly, and then there already something else/new you would love to learn to go to the next level and the whole process starts again.
Out of a comfort zone: Do everyday something that takes you out of your comfort zone. It might be something totally unrelated to your goal, like taking a cold shower in the morning or doing something you’re afraid of.
But since we’re in the context of materializing your dreams and goals, do something from you action plan that you know is important for you to achieve your goal, but you are uncomfortable or afraid to do it.
Courage: So take massive action with courage, persistence and consistency and at the same time don’t be too attached to the outcome. Do your best towards your dreams and goals, give it everything while taking care of yourself and your loved ones of course, then ‘Let Go and let GOD’.
Delegate what is distracting or what feels uninspiring to you. Is there someone else who can do this better than you? then delegate it to them.
The techniques above applied with focus, dedication and repetition with will help you break free from your limiting beliefs and transform your self image at the level of your subconcious mind. This will enable you to materialize your dreams and goals.
Next in the strengthen your mind mini-series we’ll be looking at the importance of your support group and creating winning habits to strengthen your mindset.
Recently I stopped working on my projects for a moment in order to recover fast and completely from a cold I had. After I recovered, I found myself doubting about my projects. Was I going to efficiently accomplish my goals?
For example I doubted if I was helping and inspiring enough people with my blog and I felt discouraged because I was advised to start guest posting on other blogs to drive targeted traffic to my webpage, but I haven’t done any blog posts yet and it kind of makes me feel uncomfortable – Guest posting seems to be essential when it comes to becoming a successful blogger and I feel heavy when it comes that. Because of those doubts, my momentum slowly decreased. I got discouraged. I felt uninspired.
That has inspired me to write and share with you 10 ways how I deal with discouragement in order to feel inspired again.Keep Reading