Are You Living On Purpose (Issue 4)
In this issue, I am going to be talking about
how to get beyond the fears that stop you from
living on purpose.
I believe that what stops most people from
living on purpose is FEAR. Whether it is a
fear of success or a fear of failure or a fear
of rejection or a fear of the unknown, it is a
big stopping point.
Fear is a dream killer, an energy vampire,
a very negative force and it stops great people
with great ideas that would make a great deal
of difference in the world.
Does any of that ring true for you? Do you
have one of those fears? Have you been
wanting to do something for a long time
but you keep finding reasons to put it off?
If you have one of those fears, here is a quick
5 step process to get you out of fear, in action,
on track and living on purpose.
1. Start doing one of the projects you’ve been afraid
to do. Of course, that’s going to bring up all kinds of fear.
That’s good. That’s what you want to happen. When the
fear comes up, just ask yourself why you would be afraid
of living on purpose? Put another way, you can ask yourself,
“What’s the worst thing that would happen to me if I did what
I’m afraid of doing?”
If you’re tempted to say, “Nothing would happen”
then why would you be afraid in the first place?
The reason is you do think something is going to
happen, you just might not be aware of what it
is. Naturally, that begs the question, how do I find
out what it is I’m scared of? In order to find that
out, go on to step 2
2. List ALL of your excuses as to why you haven’t
done what you said you were going to do. Notice
I didn’t say some of them, I said ALL of them. Be really
honest with yourself. It will do you and your dreams no
good to tell a lie or leave something important out. You
really can’t hide from yourself anyway.
3. Discover your primary fear. Notice the patterns. What
do they all have in common? When you see their
commonalities, they will likely culminate into one fear.
Most people have a fear of failure or a fear of success.
Some people have both.
4. Understand the meaning you place on the fear. This
is where the real benefit comes in. Whatever it is you
are telling yourself about why you are afraid to do
whatever you’re afraid to do is what you must uncover.
So, if you have a fear of failure, ask yourself, what does
being a failure mean to me? Don’t just say, “It means I
failed.” You may find that being a failure means that
you’re not good enough or worthy enough or something
to that effect.
5. Change your mind about who you believe yourself
to be. Recognize that belief that you’re not good enough
is a lie. You see, your ego doesn’t want you to change.
It wants to protect you from pain. It wants to keep you safe.
You don’t have to listen to it. The truth of you is that you are
priceless, not worth less. There are not doubts about it.
If you start believing in your value and honor, cherish,
believe, respect and love yourself, then fear has no place.
If you would like more support in getting beyond the fears
that stop you right now, once and for all, then I suggest
you grab a copy of my book, The 24 Hour Champion –
Discovering AND Living Your Priceless Life. It goes very
deep into this subject and it will help you to change your
own mind about who you are and what you want and fear
will be a distant memory. Just go to Amazon.com and do
a search for The 24 Hour Champion.
So, that’s it for this issue my friend. May you
be blessed beyond belief this week and may all
of your dreams and your success come true. And
may everything you wish for be the least that
Until next issue…
To your success,
Darshan G. Shanti – The 24 Hour Champion