Do you take actions based out of fear or courage? Taking actions out of fear is typically a result of past traumas, worry, or lack of safety. After we’ve been hurt, we tend to close off ourselves from being vulnerable with others because we don’t want to feel that pain again. For example, a relationship ended badly and we don’t want the next one to end that way or we had a business venture go south and we’re worried it will happen again.
Acting out of fear causes our brain to constantly seek out the worst possible outcomes. Additionally, we close ourselves off to the greatness the universe has to offer and we don’t show the world how much we have to give.
Imagine what you could accomplish by shifting from a perspective of fear and scarcity to abundance. What if we knew without a shadow of a doubt that no matter what happens, we would succeed? Opening yourself up to all the world’s possibilities will allow you to take the big risks such as starting your own company or getting married, which I’ll be doing in a month! Whatever it is, don’t let past experiences define your future. While they are here to guide us and teach us lessons, they do not define us.
This can be easier said than done, but we all have the ability to change and allow ourselves to see the opportunities that are out there. We owe it to ourselves and the world to live up to our potential. If you find yourself worried about an outcome, write out your worries on paper. Once it is out of your head and on paper, it is easier to determine how rational your thoughts, fears, and worries are. If we leave these thoughts dancing in our heads, we can’t make a rational decision.
Your actions and the choices you make will determine how your life unfolds. Be unreasonable with your expectations and open yourself up to a spectacular life. While you open yourself up to the possibility of getting hurt and making a mistake, the upside is unlimited. This is a risk/reward play and the bigger risk is to never experience how great your life can be and the impact you can leave on others.
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