DECLARATION 21 (part 1): "I act in spite of fear. I act in spite of doubt. I act in spite of worry. I act in spite of inconvenience. I act in spite of discomfort. I act when I'm not in the mood."
According to Harv:
Wealth File 16 states, "Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them". As T. Harv Eker has taught, thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to actions. And actions lead to results. You must take real action to succeed. Fear, doubt, and worry prevent actions from happening. As Susan Jeffers, Ph. D. (1938 - 2012) has written, "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway." Susan's book is filled with concrete techniques to turn passivity into assertiveness. She discusses the crippling effects of fear in her personal life and explains how she formulated a course of action to conquer it. "Whatever the fear, this book will give you the insight and tools to improve your ability to handle any given situation vastly. You move from a place of pain, paralysis, and depression (feelings that often accompany fear) to one of power, energy, and excitement."
Harv developed a program called The Enlightened Warrior Training Camp. He utilizes the theme of "Taming the Cobra." You can still take action despite fear. It is not the size of the challenge. It's the size of you. Train yourself not to be stopped by anything. If you are willing to do what is hard, life will be easy. If you are willing to do what is easy, life will be hard.
Professionally: Fear of failure is common, especially prevalent in our workspace. Fear of disappointing someone, whether ourselves or others, is another. Yet fear is an opportunity to proceed one step closer to your dreams. Use fear as a motivating factor to drive you toward your goals. Fear is an opportunity to grow into someone you are not currently. Thomas Edison "failed" 10,000 times. Or rather, as he claimed, "I've successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work". Fear simply lives in your head. Do not give it the power to control you. You can choose to empower your positive, optimistic muscles and overcome "fear."
Personally: Susan Jeffers says, "Remember that underlying all our fears is the lack of trust in ourselves." All you have to do to diminish fear is to develop more trust in your God-given ability to handle whatever comes your way. Take accountability for your life. As Harv says, if we reprogram our minds in a positive and supportive manner, our thoughts will reflect this, leading to feelings and appropriate and favorable actions. If our minds are already positively programmed, we can trust in our ability to handle all our circumstances through Him, who strengthens us.
Spiritually: Negative thoughts take away your ability to be effective and productive. They can rid you of your peace and happiness. Choose to think positively to exemplify more of what you want in life. Do not resist your ability to think and direct your thoughts. When we push through our fear, God honors our choice and walks with us. King David said, "I see that the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me" Acts 2:25.
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