The Fears we Don’t face becomes our Limit. ~Robin Sharma
The Fears we Don’t face becomes our Limit. ~Robin Sharma
Celebrity Adrienne Bailon of The Real, and The Cheetah Girls movie, questioned herself “what if people don’t like it?” What if her music is not accepted?
I shared recently the responses received from entrepreneurs to the question what’s stopping you? It was no surprise when the responses were summarized, they boiled down to Fear. People are afraid to step out. They are afraid of failure and of what other people may say.
Celebrity Adrienne Bailon of The Real, and The Cheetah Girls movie, when asked why she was not singing confessed that she was scared. She was afraid. She questioned herself “what if people don’t like it?” What if her music is not accepted? She went on for awhile talking about her fears. We gasp because we cannot fathom someone at that level who has enjoyed success over time to still be afraid.
As we Knit together the various facets of our lives we often feel like an underdog in different areas. We may be successful at one area and feel afraid to step out in another.
If you are like Adrienne, I implore you to take that Percussive step. What if you fail? To that I say….at least you tried. Also I suggest that we stop taking life so seriously. Do some things just for the love of it! Just for fun! When we adopt that kind of thinking, we find that we often succeed and find ourselves able to soar, to achieve great things.
So today if you are afraid, take the step to try something new. Who knows, you may surprise yourself.
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What’s stopping you?
Why do we hesitate? Why don’t we step out and do what needs to be done? What holds us back?
Here I share some of the responses from individuals to the question posed.
It seems fear, and pleasing others top the list of what’s stopping most people from doing what they want to do.
How about you? Does any of the above resonate with you? Do share.
Don’t Dwell On it.
I went to the grocery store that’s been in the same locale for more than 10 years. As I stepped in, the Traditional Fragrance of the familiar faces was missing. Confused, I enquired, where are they? I was told that the owners sold the business and had moved to a different location for a bigger and better venture.
I felt cheated. Immediately I decided I’d go find them for… how could they do that to ‘me’?!
Then I started thinking about my own passion. Daily I encourage individuals to take the leap…, go do what you have always wanted to do. Yet here I was–feeling cheated. How dare me?
Has that ever happened to you? We love the familiar. The thing that so Harmonizes and makes us comfortable. Safe. Tranquil. At peace. When it’s gone, we feel a hollow in our life…in our soul. I reflect on the book “Who Moved My Cheese”, which became famous because of its simplicity yet profound impact. The late Spencer Johnson told the story about the Change that takes place in a maze with amusing characters as they searched for cheese. It’s metaphoric delight draws us in as we identify with the characters. Those of us who sniff, scurry, hem, and haw at the sight of change.
Today, I return to my usual self, I am thrilled that the management of that Grocery Store decided to move on. They have gone to achieve their dream. They had taken the bold step to higher heights.
Is there someone you’re blocking from achieving his/her goals? How about you? What’s your own plan for the next 3-5 years? How will you get there? Step aside and allow yourself, family, friend, or foe …(yikes!), to achieve what you/they have always wanted.
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A moment of weakness. Devastating consequences.
A father was seen hitting his son. Onlookers called the cops. The rest is as we know it. The father was barred from seeing his son in order to protect the child’s perceived safety. This despite cries from his wife and others that he is a great dad.
A drink or two at a party, then getting behind the wheels to drive home. Impaired… it’s called. Driving under the influence impairs our ability to function well. Accidents happen causing injuries; sometimes fatalities.
A moment of weakness. Enrollment in college goes asunder. Future’s impacted as dropout rate catapults.
A moment of weakness. The common intimacy. Resulting consequences…unwanted pregnancy. Abortion. Sadness. Childbirth without care. Impacts negatively on relationships, marriages…, divorce ensues.
A moment of weakness often impacts goals. Maintain focus. Develop the ability to say No. No to the drink. No to the advance. No to the things that distracts, and painstakingly drags you off the direct path toward your goals.
A moment of weakness. Think before you act. Aint no Lollipop.
Just Do it. Avoid Any Disastrous Consequences
I met Daisy Ferguson at a Writers Group event. She shared how she wrote her first book after being afraid to meet an almost Edible request at age 86. She published it at age 88. Now she’s onto finishing her 2nd book at age 90! Indeed no small feat!
What Excuse do you have for not achieving your Goal?
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What are you afraid of? Go ahead, do it now….even when you’re afraid. You never know…
Convergence is the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole
Illiana awoke with a start. She is going to do it! Moxied, she grabbed the phone and courageously spoke with her former part-time boss, John. For months she has been thinking about her internship but was paranoid that she would be turned down.
This time luck was on her side! A past associate and colleague recently connected with John for an opportunity but he didn’t have the time to assist. But he promised he would think about it. Now here was his chance… Illiana had all the time in the world to dedicate to this project for a full year of internship!
Amazing! Totally supernatural! Savor it! When faith works, everything converge.
What are you afraid of? Go ahead, do it now….even when you’re afraid. You never know… it may converge with another person’s dream.
Ever had ‘converging’ experience? Do share.
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It’s always a Bumbled pleasure to do what I love to do. I coach, educate, inspire, encourage, and I motivate. Watch this Top 5 video as a testimonial of encouragement for individuals like YOU who are afraid to step out to do what you’ve always wanted to do. He did it and when probed… reflected, and was surprised at the successful impact he had on society. Watch. Learn. Bust the Fear! and step out to accomplish your Dreams today.
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