From Fear to Freedom – 9 Steps To Courage

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9 Steps to CourageEvery successful person has had to deal with fear.

The road to hell might be paved with good intentions, but the road to success is littered with fear and uncertainty.

The biggest difference between someone that is wildly successful and someone that is not is the courage to take significant action over and over again.

These 9 steps will give you the courage to take that significant action repeatedly:

1. Simply decide to succeed. Most people never really decide to do or accomplish anything significant; at best they ‘kinda sorta try it out.’

Once you’ve truly decided to go for your dreams, there is no other option – and no room for fear or doubt. In fact, the word ‘decide’ means to cut yourself off from any other possibility.

2. Embrace risk. Chase after your fears and show them who’s boss. Make the tough presentation or phone call.

Ask for whatever it is that you want. A big part of being successful is doing things that other people are too afraid to do.

3. Prepare yourself. Many of our stresses, challenges, and concerns are things that we anticipated. Take the time to find solutions and put them into place before you need them.

When you can see a challenge that really is likely to come up, simply prepare for it instead of worrying about it.

4. Go with the flow. If you don’t live in the past or future, life is much less stressful. Let go of your resistance to the present moment and see what happens.
5. Focus on the good outcomes. Most people imagine the worst and expect it to happen. Expect the best and it’s much easier to take action.

Sure, some undesirable things will likely happen along the way, but they’ll be like mosquitoes that need to be shooed away. That’s much better than the brick wall that you thought you’d be up against.

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6. Learn to relax. When you feel stress and anxiety coming on, a few slow, deep breaths can make a huge difference.

To a large extent, our psychology follows our physiology. Breathing is the only part of our physiology that we can really control. Use that control to your advantage.

7. Fully engage in your life and get away from the news. The news is so negative. Instead, find something interesting to do with your time.

If you’re conquering less stressful things all day long, the more stressful things don’t seem so bad anymore.

Take a piano lesson, go hiking, or call a friend who always makes you laugh. It will make your life more interesting, too.

8. Realize that you are enough. Even if you have things to learn and skills that need to be practiced, that doesn’t mean that you’re incapable of the task at hand.

Plan to acquire the resources you need, but do everything you can with the resources you already have right now.

9. Start small. Make a list of everything that you need to do but can’t seem to follow through on. Put them in order from least scary to most.

Now decide to do the item at the top of the list. When that’s done, do the next. Only focus on the current item at the top of the list.

The only way to truly be free is to conquer your fears.

The only way to free yourself from crippling fear is to do the things that frighten you.

Show yourself that you can do those things successfully.

Prove to yourself that the worst part of the experience was all in your head. 

Follow the suggestions above and start your journey from fear to freedom today!

~ Donna

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