Here are some practical steps you can take to kill your fears and move!
Albert Einstein is quotes as saying that imagination is better than knowledge. I quite agree. Agreeing that fear is false evidence appearing real, knowledge would have been sufficient to cure fear, imagination is however even more powerful. This means that even when there is no knowledge to support what you want to do, imagination is available. Facts are good to go by, don’t get me wrong, but don’t limit yourself by them. Read extensively about your desire, but don’t be limited by facts. Facts are the results of the perceptions of authorities on particular subjects. Try on a few of these for size…they were sufficient then to create reasonable fears.
“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy.” (Drillers
whom Edwin L Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil, 1859.)
“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” (Irving Fisher, Economics professor, Yale University, 1929.)
“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value”. (Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.)
“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” (Charles H Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.)
“Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” (Popular Mechanics, forecasting advance of science, 1949.)
“I think there’s a world market for maybe five computers.” (Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.)
“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” (Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.)
“But what is it good for?” (Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, commenting on the micro chip, 1968)
“There is no reason why anyone would want to have a computer in their home.” (Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977.)
“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” (Bill Gates of Microsoft, 1981.)
The future they say belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Every thing you see in the world today first existed in someone’s mind. Activate your imagination, visualize your desired end. Do you want to loose weight, then put a picture of someone you admire around you, you want to live a particular kind of lifestyle? Cut some pictures and put them around you. Business? Write a huge Cheque and keep it where you can see it, or write your goals in your diary. Whatever you do, help yourself to keep the future in focus.
Be Deaf to Noisy Negatives
Uninformed people are usually the most vocal in sabotaging your dreams and desires. Tune out noise! The clarity of any communication channel is in its design to eliminate or reduce noise. If most of the successful people you knew listened to any of the negative comments said about them, fear would have prevailed and courage silenced. Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s action despite fear. It’s not reckoning with fear. Einstein was told he was a dullard too many times, Walt Disney was fired for not having good ideas, Thomas Edison was classified as having ADS. Don’t listen to the negative noise of those that surround you, tune them out! Choose to believe great things about yourself.
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to energize yourself by telling yourself
positive things. Do you talk to yourself? If you do without knowing, it can be called insanity, but if you consciously mutter to yourself, you and on your way to living above fear. The human mind is like a slate (or paper for you young ones :)), it manifests in time what was written on it. The avenues to write on the mind are many, the senses feed he mind- sight, sound, feeling, smell, taste. While you don’t have ultimate control to any of the gates to the mind, you can take charge of what you control. One good way to get your mind geared to deliver against fear is to feed it consciously with positive words. The word meditation comes from a Greek word pronounced hawgaw…it means to mutter with emotions. It’s one of the time tested ways of energizing yourself. There is no vacuum in reality, if you tune out negative you must put positive, else negative will return with full force.
It is popularly said, that you are the same person you were 5yrs ago but for the books you have read and the people that you have met. There is tremendous potential in keeping the right associations. If you want to do something, move with people who have made those decisions successfully or who have similar goals. If it’s public speaking, associate with speakers, listen to speakers. If it’s a business, choose appropriate mentors. Whatever it is, position your associations for it, not against it. Join a writers club, join a blogger’s network, Join an investment club, join an entrepreneurship network. Associate with people with a positive attitude and similar interests. If you don’t choose your friends, circumstances will surround you with losers. Remembers weeds are the only crops that don’t need planting 🙂
Just Do it
This requires no explanations…Just wake up and start, make up your mind. Give yourself a 30 day trial 🙂