Day 17: Truths About Fear That Will Scare You Into Action
In this 30-days to Mastering Your Fears Series, The Skool of Life and The Fear Project are collaborating to blow the doors off our most primal emotion. Today my substitute teacher is Amy Clover
When I thought about developing a 30-city tour of bootcamps for charity 5 months ago, I felt enlightened…
…and then immediately paralyzed with fear.
There were a million conflicting thoughts spinning around in my mind:
Who are you to think you can do this?
This is what I was made to do.
No one’s going to want to help you.
Imagine the amount of people I could help!
You will fail.
I can’t fail. I can’t let those people down.
…and it’s gone on & on until today. It will probably go on & on until I die.
Yeah, I won’t lie. I still feel that debilitating sense of fear even though The 30×30 Project is live and I have people who I thought would never want to help me going out of their way to offer it.
Creating an epic life isn’t about getting rid of fear, it’s about learning to act in the face of it.
So what can you do to crush those doubts and fears when you’re on the path to epic? Here are some truths to keep in mind that will scare you into “fearlessness.”
You Are Worthy
Silence your inner Wayne & Garth, and start telling yourself that you are, indeed, worthy.
Every one of us was born worthy of the life we wish to live. Your worth as a human being is just as
No One’s Going to Do It For You
Your life is what you make it. If you don’t choose to make it extraordinary, you probably won’t get it.
Choose action over waiting. ‘Cause if you don’t, you might just be waiting forever.
Fear Is Unavoidable
You know what’s funny about fear? The more you avoid it, the stronger it usually gets.
I find that by taking action and facing fear, I grow stronger and less fearful the next time I’m faced with a similar obstacle.
There’s only so much kicking and screaming you can do until you realize that you have to take care of yourself. Pick yourself up and put on your big kid panties.
No matter what you’re doing in life, you’ll come up against fear. Deal with it.
Fear Is Your Guide
I’ve come to learn that fear is one of the most poignant signs that I’m on the right path.
If I’m not afraid, I’m not pushing myself to achieve new goals in life.
Your mind is only comfortable with what it knows. Reaching anywhere outside your comfort zone will be scary.
Guess what. Unless you’re leading an epic life as it is, you’re gonna have to get a bit uncomfortable to get there.
Make friends with fear- she’s gonna take you places.
Acting In The Face of Fear Will Set You Apart
Here’s the nitty gritty about wanting to lead an epic life: the people who do are the only ones brave enough to do it.
The truth is not many of us summon the courage to get off our laurels and DO something. That’s why we’re amazed by the people who do.
We call them geniuses. We marvel at their luck. We say we could never be like them.
But those are all justifications for our lack of action. Those are our fabricated lies we’ve developed to make us feel better for never having taken the leap.
Realize that the people who act are the people who succeed. If that’s what you want, you’ll have to confront fear and make it your bitch.
I did, and now I’m creating a movement bigger than anything I’ve ever done before. If you want to check it out and maybe even help out, I’d be oh-so-grateful.
30×30 Project from Amy Clover on Vimeo.
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Are you frequently crushed by fear? How are you going to take action to make it your bitch today? Tell us in the comments below!
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