It’s normal to want to feel a sense of accomplishment throughout life. To want to succeed and be proud, to be able to tell your children and grandchildren of your achievements regardless of how big or small.
While there’s an overwhelmingly large percentage of people who feel this way, the majority of them never actually do what it takes to reach these incredibly satisfying heights.
More likely than not, that’s because of fear.
Fear has been a dream and goal killer since the beginning of time.
It’s pretty much the main cause that’s prevented individuals from reaching their true potential, or even just a quarter of it.
People are so afraid of the idea of fear that they try to avoid it at all costs.
Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
According to verywellmind.com, it can be divided into two different types of responses, biochemical and emotional.
The emotional aspect is “highly personalized”, so essentially it’s possible that you fear certain things (like the idea of going after and obtaining life long goals) because you’ve trained your mind (subconsciously) to behave this way.
And since you were able to train your mind to behave this way, it’s possible that you can also learn to train your mind (consciously) to think the opposite wayas well.
F the BS – It’s time to Rewire your thoughts and feelings about Fear.
The brain is a fascinating thing. It’s something that I’ve always had a deep curiosity and interest in. A while back I read a book about it, and the findings within were mind-blowing!
Without getting too technical (stay with me here), for generations the brain was always thought to be “fixed” in adults. That once you reached a certain age, your brain ceased in creating new neurological pathways.
But over the last few decades this theory has been proven false.
Through the power of Neural Plasticity (also sometimes referred to as neuroplasticity), which is defined as the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience, you can literally rewire your brain to your benefit.
Since your brain is dynamically changing throughout your day to day experiences and thinking, with a bit of hard work (nothing is worthy without it!) you can learn to eliminate fear and no longer allow it to be a set-back from achieving your goals . You can truly build the confidence needed to reach for the stars and go after whatever it is that you’ve always wanted.
Take the plunge. Make absolutely sure that you have a story to tell your children/grandchildren one day.
“Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.” William James
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” –Buddha