Three ways to stop living your fears
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.~ Les Brown
Are you so busy living out your fears that you can't find the time or energy to live out your dreams?
What I mean is, do you waste your time fearing failure or do you spend your time by doing what it takes to get the job done right?
Do you squander your energies dreading what "might" happen instead of investing your energies into "making" things happen?
I believe we are all given strengths and talents that we can mold and use to make the world a better place—not just for ourselves and those close to us, but for those we do not know, as well.
Three ways to stop living your fears [and start living your dreams]
1. Stop waiting for the perfect time to start. That perfect time will never come. You have to just start. You may not be able to do all that you want to do when you first begin, but you won't do anything just sitting there and being afraid to start! Take the leap of faith!
2. Stop blaming others for your situation. Trust me, most other people do not have plans for you. They have their own things to deal with and they aren't wasting their energy on you. Don't waste your energy blaming them because you aren't getting anywhere. Start today by doing something to ignite your dream!
Remember, the late, great Jim Rohn stated, "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."
3. Start working on your plan today! You may think you are not ready—and maybe you're not, but will you be any more ready tomorrow? Probably not. Procrastination has a way of dismantling our willpower to do the things we know we must. Remember, making excuses as to why you can't do something is a form of procrastination!
I am taking this advice to heart for myself. As a procrastinator, I know that I make excuses and wait for the perfect time, all the time. When nothing happens, I like to blame others or society or whatever because things didn't work out.
Granted, I have been sick, but the fact is that I might be sick for a very long time. I need to start working on my plan because no one else is going to do it for me. If I have the energy to go to my day job, then I need to make at least a couple hours worth of it to work on my future!
Have a great weekend!