What Fear Do You Need to Conquer?
A few years ago, I faced and conquered one of my own personal fears when I jumped off a cliff in Maui with my son…it wasn’t easy.
Conquering fears is difficult. I’m not going to say it isn’t. Think, for example, of all I went through before I jumped off that cliff. Now think of the cliffs you face in life that are keeping you from achieving your goals.
Then ask yourself – what cliffs do you need to jump off to move forward in life and become the type of person you want to be?
Heroes overcoming fear
With a much more severe consequences than cliff jumping, Martin Luther King, Jr. put his fears aside and did what was right despite what he knew could ultimately happened. He lost his life in the process, but ultimately freed millions of people from oppression.
Neil Armstrong and the other astronauts aboard Apollo 11 had no guarantees that they would safely return home to earth when they boarded the rocket aimed at the moon.
Heroes such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Neil Armstrong prove to us that, regardless of what we fear, we can overcome them and achieve great things.
Eliminating or even greatly reducing fear must take place for you to continue to move forward in the pursuit of your goals and your destiny. Review my fear destruction process whenever you feel frozen with fear. (see link above)
I can think of no better message of plowing forward in life in pursuit of your goals despite your level of fear, than what Frank Herbert said:
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Face Your Fears
What I believe he means is that when we face our fears, we learn to somehow overcome them. Then we are no longer fearful. In the process of going through these struggles, we become more confident in every area of life.
My belief is that your heart knows what is best for you, so you need to listen to this calling and move forward, pursuing whatever your heart is calling you to – despite your fears.
It is okay to be afraid, just as long as you make certain that your fear does not stop you. I challenge you to listen to your heart, put your fears aside and go.
Finally. I encourage you to turn your fears into fuel. I challenge you to jump from your cliff and grow wings on the way down. In doing so you will be well on your way to conquering your fears and creating your own destiny.
This is an excerpt from my book “Creating Your Own Destiny”, and is one of the many motivational subjects I can speak on.
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