Be Fearless In Your Pursuits
"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."- Unknown
Simply put, fear anxiousness over something unknown. Most things you fear are things that never come to fruition. Valuable time is wasted conjuring up all kinds of scenarios and situations that only end up freezing you into inaction. This inaction keeps you stagnant, preventing you from growing and pursuing your dreams.
The great news is you can take control of fear by implementing a few simple tactics that get you beyond those fears.
Keep your conversations positive and uplifting. Let your light shine in your words, your tone, and your attitude. Talk with people who help you see the world differently. When you open your mind to someone else's experiences and viewpoints, you expand and challenge yourself to see things through fresh eyes.
The simplest form of fear is overthinking. To avoid overthinking, stop trying to control outcomes. Don't over complicate things by trying to come up with scenarios for every situation. Don't tangle things in your own mind by trying to guess what someone else is going to say, or how they are going to react to what you will be doing. In attempting to control an outcome by anticipating every scenario or situation, you only end up overwhelming yourself. Take a step back and keep your thoughts simple – focus only on the goals you want to achieve and the steps you are going to take to achieve them. Everything else is pure speculation and should be left out.
Now don't read this and think your dreams and goals should be small. Small is not necessarily simple. Small is just small. Simple beliefs are about removing distractions so you can see clearly. Remove the doubt. Remove comparing yourself to others. Remove beliefs that don't progress you forward. Clear the clutter and set your sights on things that push you to new heights.
Facing fear awakens you and makes you feel alive. Today, I invite you to be the somebody nobody thought you would be. Identify what you are fearful of. Ask yourself, "What scares me today?" Then go and do what fears you. You'll have a sense of accomplishment that lingers with you for days to come.
Janine L. Holman
Janine Holman is a freelance writer, photographer, and travel blogger - founder of Life Beyond Awesome – a site of travel journeys for adventurers, foodies, and lovers of luxurious things. Her stories cover both local and international travel and focus on diving into cultures and communities and the people who make them thrive. She invests time in learning how to best travel on a dime – being money smart and maximizing travel dollars while still enjoying the luxurious side of life (spas, restaurants, quaint places to stay, etc.). Janine covers all kinds of topics and is known for being adventurous, enjoying the outdoors, and embarking down the path less traveled. Most of all Janine enjoys sharing her life’s adventures and showing others how they too can design a Life Beyond Awesome.