“There is no gap. It is artificial. The only place it exists is inside our own minds”
— PhD D.R. Hamilton—
In Real the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffers wrote that the “doing it” comes before the feeling better about yourself. You have to know that if you have been afraid to do things in then past such as afraid to ask your boss for a rise or even making that phone call, because, deep down, you have felt you were not enough, then taking action will boost your feelings of self-worth.
But of course the action comes first !!
And, I totally agree with the five TRUTHS of FEARS Susan described below.
THE FIVE FEARS TRUTHS
FEAR TRUTH #1:
The fear will never go away as long as you continue to grow! Every time you take a step into the unknown, you experience fear. There is no point in saying, “When I am no longer afraid, then I will do it.” You’ll be waiting for a long time. The fear is part of the package.
FEAR TRUTH #2:
The only way to get rid of the fear of doing something is to go out and…do it! When you do it often enough, you will no longer be afraid in that particular situation. You will have faced the unknown and you will have handled it. Then new challenges await you, which certainly add to the excitement in living.
FEAR TRUTH #3:
The only way to feel better about yourself is to go out and…do it!
With each little step you take into unknown territory, a pattern of strength develops. You begin feeling stronger and stronger and stronger.
FEAR TRUTH #4:
Not only are you afraid when facing the unknown, so is everyone else!
This should be a relief. You are not the only one out there feeling fear. Everyone feels fear when taking a step into the unknown. Yes, all those people who have succeeded in doing what they have wanted to do in life have felt the fear – and did it anyway. So can you!
FEAR TRUTH #5:
Pushing through fear is less frightening than living with the bigger underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness!
This is the one truth that some people have difficulty understanding. When you push through the fear, you will feel such a sense of relief as your feeling of helplessness subsides. You will wonder why you did not take action sooner. You will become more and more aware that you can truly handle anything that life hands you.
THE BOOKS CORNER
Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and move forward in their lives with confidence, action and love with her phenomenal empowering bestseller. Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis, depression and indecision to one of power, energy, enthusiasm and action. Watch it now to have an idea.