19 October 2010

What’s Your Fear Story?

“You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.” ~ Mary Manin Morrissey

What is your fear story? Do you even know? This may seem like a strange question, but until it is asked and answered, your life will continue to be a series of starts and stops due to your fears. What is the fear that rears its head when you are about to undertake a new challenge? Whether you are starting a new business, making a sales call, networking in a room full of strangers, speaking in front of a group, or asking someone for help – more often than not, you will make excuses as to why you cannot or will not take the action toward your goals. Your excuses are your rational lies that mask your fears.

As long as you continue to give in to the fear by making excuses, your fear will continue to win out over your dreams. You must let go of the story around your excuses that feed and fuel your fears. So often, we become attached to the fear story and it becomes the only story we know and tell. Your fears are lies; they are illusions; so your fear story is based on lies and illusions. There is no solid, firm foundation to your story. This means that at anytime your foundation can crumble out from under you. Every lie, every illusion soon gets exposed for what it really is.

To release your fear story, you must walk through the fear by doing it afraid and telling yourself a new story. You must begin to tell yourself a story of confidence and the willingness to have more faith in your dreams than in your fears. You must make the decision to surrender your fear story and begin living a new story – a new story of confidence and faith.

Just for today, believe more in the faith of your dreams than in your fears, and soon your fears will disappear.

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