“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie
Have you had times when you were fearful about something that was coming up and you didn’t quite know what to expect, or how to start the project or take the next step? Most of us have had an experience of this at some time in our life. And have you felt the relief once you actually started doing the thing you were fearing so much? Fear is usually focused on the future. We often think it is the past that is bringing us to our knees, and certainly it can influence all the thoughts and beliefs that are swirling around in our head. But at the end of the day, we can choose not to allow the past to make us fearful of the future. That might sound simple but we are not simple beings. Those beliefs we have had since childhood can pop up even when we’ve done a lot of work on them and think we’ve finished with them.
And this situation in the world that has kept us at home means that we haven’t been able to get out to do the required action, that might calm the fear that has alerted the stress hormones in our body to run wild. I have a friend who is a counsellor in a secondary school and they are run off their feet trying to help these teenagers get back to some sort of balance in their lives. It is so good to know that there is a team working to make sure these kids don’t take their fears into their adult lives. Now is the time to make the changes to those neurological patterns for those young people. Here in New Zealand anyway we are all able to get out and about and take action wherever we can, to act despite the fear.
Enjoy that feeling when you achieve something despite the fear!