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Free Yourself from Fear!

 

Forget Everything And Run, or Face Everything And Rise. It’s YOUR Choice!”- Anonymous

There are times in my life when I am scared to try a new thing just because I can’t imagine myself failing, even if I know deep inside me that I am going to be good at that certain thing. There are moments when I second-guess myself and doubt my own capabilities, fearing that I may badly hurt my self-esteem and may not recover from the blow.

However, I realized that whenever I do that— whenever I allow my fears to dictate my decisions and actions, I would only be wasting opportunities.  I would be throwing away my chances to succeed and thrive.

Fear is an illusion that our minds create to protect us from danger; but we should not allow it to disable us. Fear is NOT real.

So let us make the choice to overcome our fears and start believing that we can! If we fail, it is okay. WE CAN ALWAYS TRY AGAIN. Enjoy life everyone! =)

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Written on: June 07, 2016

Posted in Motivational, Positive Thinking, Random Happiness

What Room Does Fear Have?

Hello Everyone!

FEAR. All of us experience this. All of us are afraid of something. But do we really have to be afraid?

I came across this very motivational video that I just couldn’t wait to share with you all today. I hope that you’ll like it as much as I do. 🙂

(Video taken from YouTube)

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Why We Should Not Settle

Some of us want so much more in life- we want more money. We want a bigger house. We want to a better job. We want to have more time with loved ones. We want to have more time to do the things that we’re passionate about. BUT WE SETTLE WITH WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE.

Why? Probably because we are afraid of the unknown- we do not know for sure what’s going to happen when we take risks- we might even lose what we already have. OR possibly because we’re afraid to fail. Why suffer the blow of failure and hurt our self-esteem, right? OR perhaps we’re thinking, why ask for more when “this” is already working? OR maybe we have simply won in making ourselves believe that it is impossible to dream big and realize it.

I tell you what- the world offers abundance of possibilities and God wants you to have those. 

“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Sadly, not many people is are able to enjoy these possibilities because some of us are not courageous enough to try and seek out our dreams. Only the people with enough courage, and only those who are not afraid to take risks, get to experience these possibilities. Only the people who get out of their comfort zones and are willing to embrace failures will experience more success and happiness. You will never know how much you can get from this world if you do not dream and work hard for your dream.

If you are not satisfied with your life now, it is time to create your new story and start living it. No one else is holding you back but yourself.

  • Don’t focus on what you do not have. Focus on what you have and work on that. Master your gift to unleash your potential, and you’ll be amaze to find out how much you can do.
  • Use people. Ask help from those who have been there. Get assistance from people who are expert on the field. Get yourself a good mentor who inspires you. Whether you like it or not, you will need the help of others.
  • Make time to do that one thing that you love. One day you might wake up and realize it may be too late for you to pursue your dream or passion.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail. As Paulo Coelho so aptly wrote, “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
  • Listen to your heart. I love how Steve Jobs put it, “Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” I could not agree more.

Remember, you are the author of your own life. You can always change your story. You are the driver of your life. You can always change your route. Your future depends solely on the decisions and actions that you make now.

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A Formula for Happiness

I recently learned an effective formula for happiness.

But before I share it with you, I want to tell you first that contrary to what many people believe, the opposite of happiness is not necessarily loneliness or sadness. It could be that the opposite of happiness is FEAR.

To explain further, allow me to give you examples.

We are not happy for a lot of reasons… here’s to name a few:

We do not like our current job. We can choose to resign and follow our passion but we’re afraid we’ll only fail.

We do not like our boss. We can choose to disagree with his methods, but we choose to keep quiet and simply follow because we’re afraid that he might fire us.

We’re not getting any richer. We can choose a different career path but we’re afraid to take risks.

We stay in unhealthy relationships. We can choose to leave but we fear nobody else will accept and love us.

We cannot be our self. We choose to pretend because we’re afraid people will not like us or they will judge us if we show who we truly are.

We hurt our family or friends. We can choose to ask forgiveness and re-connect, but we fear rejection.

We can’t tell a friend that we love him or her. Well we can, but would not because we’re afraid of getting embarrassed or losing the friendship if our feelings are not reciprocated.

So how do we overcome our FEAR? The answer is LOVING ENOUGH.

If you love yourself enough– you will not allow people to disrespect and maltreat you.

If you love who you are enough– you will believe more on what you are capable of and trust what you can achieve.

If you love your family enough– you will get out of your comfort zone to seek what’s the best for them.

If you love your dreams enough– you will not be afraid to take risks. And even if you fail multiple times, you will not give up.

If you love others enough– you will be kinder and more forgiving to them.

If you love God enough– you will not be afraid to surrender your life and trust His will and plans for you.

If our love to ourselves and to others become greater than our fears, that is the time that we can be happy.

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