One of the biggest components of living and leading a successful life is being fearless in the pursuit. But life is ironic in that we always want to create fantastic things and brew big dreams yet we’re often too fearful to bring it to reality. And the more substantial we want to make it, the more we wager fear against security. Have you ever thought about where your bets are going? Are you risking happiness and fulfillment for the sake of convenience? Time to forgo the aversion and become fearless in everything you do – make good things happen.
– Make yourself vulnerable.
Nothing is guaranteed, but you can either envision magnificence in your mind all day and never take action or attempt a seemingly impossible, crazy adventure. The choice is yours – you might look stupid, unrealistic, and silly by trying, but this is the kind of discomfort that allows to experience all of you and become perfectly fine with it.
– Accept your weaknesses.
A huge part of being fearless is recognizing your imperfections so you can let go of perfectionism and become who you really are. Accepting your weaknesses also allow you to cultivate the talents of others; remember, nothing great is ever achieved alone.
– Silence that inner negative voice.
If you’re always criticizing, demeaning, or bashing when things don’t go your way, you should alter that inner voice. Treat yourself like someone important to you – your best friend, mother, or even someone you admire – what would you say to them? Speak that kind of uplifting encouragement to yourself.
– Find a mentor.
Teachers don’t end after school. Ask someone for help – someone who’s been there, done that and someone you admire. You’ll be amazed at the amount of people willing to give you direction and constructive criticism.
– Enjoy the ride.
It get’s easier with time, but only if you’re courageous enough to take the first first step. You’ll rack up major successes almost as equally as you will failures, but the process, the journey is what’s to be embraced.
These things take time!
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