When I set out to run my Intensive Program over the past weekend, I never thought that I would learn as much as I did. There were times before the program where I caught myself building up emotions such as fear and anxiety, which caused me to be nervous going into the weekend program. They curled in my stomach like a small void. When I finally came to my senses I realized that what I was experiencing was simply irrational fear. I was allowing my emotions to control my actions and my state.
Fear: Noun – A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
There was a part of me that said “It’s ok, this is a normal thing and everybody deals with it” and another part saying “It’s time to step it up, clear your mind, focus to get the job done.” Which voice do you think I listened to?
The fears that I had were self-limiting beliefs and because I wasn’t in the present moment, I had no control over those fears. Fears are real. What you are feeling before you go in for that job interview, or to approach your significant other, or to give feedback to a friend is real. The disclaimer is that you always have a choice in everything that you do. ALWAYS. As soon as I had fully internalized that mentality I realized that I can overcome any fear that I ever feel.
Your mind is such an interesting thing. There are times where your mind can be your best friend and times where your mind will turn out to be your worst enemy. The trick is to build a relationship with your thoughts and ability to think, and once this is achieved you can use it to overcome your own emotions.
The video below is an example of how I overcame my own fears. Watch it and let me know what you think 🙂
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