What Are You Afraid Of?
What are you afraid of that is keeping you from reaching your full potential? Fear is natural, it is part of our bodies fight or flight response. A natural instinct to let us know that a situation or action might be dangerous or detrimental to our well being. Fear can often cause you to rethink an unsafe act or decision? For instance, some people are afraid of heights so they don’t go free jumping off of cliffs. People who have overcome poverty, and are afraid of going back, often try to make smarter financial decisions or budget their money very well. Fear can also be crippling. Is fear crippling you from taking that next step in your relationship, professional life, or your life in general?
Are you afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone? Is that why you won’t accept or apply for that great job in a new city? Are you afraid of failing? Is that why you won’t put in for that promotion you deserve or try anything new? Are you afraid to be broke? Is that why you won’t quit your job and follow your passion? Are you afraid to be alone? Is that why you put up with things from your girlfriend or boyfriend that you know you don’t deserve? What are you afraid of that’s keeping you from reaching your full potential?
I’m afraid that I’m not good enough. That no matter what I do, it won’t be enough. I’m not good enough for anyone and don’t deserve to be happy in a relationship. I’m intelligent and great at my job, but somehow I might not be quite smart enough. These are all real fears that I deal with on a daily basis. I’m sure your fears are real too, and they challenge you often. These fears only stop you from reaching your full potential if you let them.
Fear can also be a great motivator. We must begin to act out of courage, using our fear to push us to new heights.
Instead of not applying for that job because you are afraid to leave your comfort zone; Apply for that job and know that if you get it, this new uncomfortable place will be great for your growth and development. Instead of not putting in for that promotion, put in for it, and have the courage and belief to know that you deserve it and will excel. Instead of not pursuing your passion and staying in a job you hate; develop a plan for yourself and create a realistic timeline. That way if you do have to quit your job, you can still provide for yourself until your passion starts to provide for you the way you want it too. Instead of putting up with things you don’t deserve from your partner; you can leave and trust that you will find someone who values you and treats you like you deserve to be treated.
Operating out of fear can hold us back from reaching our true potential. I know my fears and everyday I work to conquer them by operating in courage. I try to tell myself daily that I am good enough, and it reflects in my attitude. I carry myself like I belong, and I deserve to be here. I work hard at my job, turn in credible products and work daily to constantly improve my technical knowledge. Don’t let fear hold you back from reaching your full potential. Take it one day at a time, and know that you have the courage to reach your fullest potential.
About The Author
Dash is a modern-day “classic” man. He’s a military man, a Alpha Man, a inspirational speaker and everything in between. You can find him at your next party being the life of it and always stressing to have a good time. Follow him on all social media needs @aguynamedash and @visionarypresentations