Have you ever thought you wanted something and then thought you could never have it because you were too scared to even try.
You have the ability to let fear be the trigger that allows you to be successful. You can be fearless in our world. Fear does not have to stop you.
10 years ago I remember writing my bucket list. On it was a wish to complete my black belt in a martial art. Looking back I remember saying to myself every time I saw it that I could not do it.
Three years ago, my son was going through some teenage stuff so I suggested that him and I go and try Martial Arts. That decision changed my attitude toward fear.
I was very much afraid of doing this as I had no idea what to expect. I was 43 years old, 50 lbs overweight, and all I could see what me straining to breathe as punched something. I watched the other people in the class and thought I would never be able to do what they do.
It was only for six months. I could do this for six months. Every class I would get the courage up to go. I had such a hard time with the classes. Punching, kicking, doing the patterns and the weapons were all such a big stretch for me. To top it all off, they wanted me to do a physical test in front of everyone every couple of months to advance to the next belt. I hated tests especially physical ones.
I kept at it. I was developing a kind of love for the fear I had. I was beginning to realize that the fear was what keeping me going. I was not going to let the fear of not being able to complete my goal stop me.
I was beginning to love myself enough to not let fear control me.
Today I have the attitude that if I am afraid of it, I will do it. I will test for my brown belt in August of this year.
Fear is the opposite of love. When love is the catalyst, fear dissipates quickly. When life is all about you, fear is the catalyst.
At YOU Seminars, on July 6 at 6:30 pm in Richmond we are having a seminar on Fear, and how to BE Fearless in a world that wants you to be fearful.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this class.