Move Into Your Future
Posted by Herman Little
A young married couple with two young kids lived in a small,cozy, urban one-bedroom upstairs apartment with dreams and aspirations for their new family. Life was simple and routine.Yet they found time to dream. However the once vivid dreams of happiness and something better started to become frustrating, more like a living nightmare due to lack of finances. Surprisingly a unique job opportunity out of state was offered to the husband that could potentially change the lives of this new family. This new job assignment has the promise to open wonderful doors of opportunity and present remarkable adventures ahead.
Soon after the good news, a neutralizing zap from the internal weapon of fear paralyzes the couple.They desired more, dreamed of more for their new family but were afraid of leaving the familiar routine of life. Making excuses, while at the same time labeling it with the sticker of caution, they still could not ignore that ultimately, fear of the unknown had a hold of them.
Have you ever been paralyzed from moving ahead because of fear? Have you postponed for years going back to school or pursuing that life-long passion, making all the excuses in the world? Fear is common to all of us at some point in life. Regardless of your age, gender, race, religion or culture, fear is not prejudice. It is universal. So how should we deal with fear? John Maxwell said it best, "Avoiding it (fear) never really makes it go away; we either become paralyzed or defeated. Frantically searching for a quick fix usually just results in unfocused and wasted effort."
The only way to deal with fear is to face it and overcome it. Dale Carnegie explained it this way: "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage." If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Here are 3 principles that can help you overcome fear to realize your dream:
Determine what you need
Withdraw from what you do not need
Get back to what you need
Know your Resources: A person is more empowered when they have the necessary resources or are aware of them.Determine what you need. Frustration and fear begins to settle in when the resources are not available. This at the end results in a lack of faith.
Remove the negativity: Withdraw from things that take up unnecessary time and energy. But rather spend every opportunity building your confidence and knowledge in a certain area. Even certain relationships can be avoided if they do not inspire you to accomplish more. Take an honest assessment and withdraw from what you do not need. Otherwise, frustration and incompetence will soon join fear in preventing you from reaching every goal and dream.
Focus on Faith
Encourage yourself with the beliefs, experiences and relationships that give you security and hope. This becomes your faith; your core values that not only sustains you but fuels you. Frequently visit this place.
Get back to what you need.
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs
Your future is predictable. Make the decision today to change the negative patterns and unprogressive habits. Eliminate the grip of fear and manifest your future. Pick up your bags and move ahead with confidence that the future holds limitless possibilities. The Good news is - Greatness is within you TODAY ...
Your future starts NOW, not tomorrow.