Motivational Monday – one word to motivate your month. At one time or another we’ve all been gripped by fear. But we shouldn’t let the unknown or what others might think rule how we feel or behave. This month I want you to let go of FEAR.
There are lots of different scenarios which evoke fearful emotions some bigger in stature than others. For example these are things that people maybe fearful of – going travelling on your own; starting a new job, attending an event by yourself; taking an exam or finishing an unhappy relationship. This list is not exhaustive and each one of these situations will bring with it different fear reactions. For example, you might fear travelling alone because of not feeling safe, but as long as you are sensible and keep self aware, travelling alone can be more exciting than with a companion.
Feeling fearful is about the unknown. Usually once you decide to tackle your situation you look back and wonder why you spent so much time debating with yourself. Sometimes we just have to push ourselves and see what happens.
Here are some thoughts on what you can do to tackle your fear:
- Take time out – channel your emotions into another activity
- Rationalise the situation – you are in charge of your emotions not the other way round
- Think about what you’re scared of – ask yourself where the fear has come from
- Face your fear head on – what’s the worst that can happen
What are you fearful about? How are you going to tackle it?
There are only two options: make progress or make excuses
When it comes to making a big change in your life you have got to want it more than you fear it
It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than just stare at the line for the rest of your life
It’s better to look back on life and say ‘I can’t believe I did that’ rather than look back and say ‘I wish I’d done that’
If you don’t take a chance how will your ever know
Be brave with your life