“We have nothing to fear but fear itself” Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“An unpleasant and often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. . . Fear is completely natural and helps people to recognize and respond to dangerous situations and threats. However, healthy fear–or fear which has a protective function–can evolve into unhealthy or pathological fear.” Phil Barker Conflict Research Consortium
Fear is a powerful choice we make everyday without recognizing the detrimental effects this “habit” brings to our lives. In order to break the cycle of fear, you must first believe in yourself, in your abilities, and you must believe unconditionally.
Believing in “you” is a powerful choice. It is a choice that provides strength. Believing in yourself is the first step to freedom and the beginning of an action plan to remove the obstacles we place in front of ourselves everyday.
How Do I Begin To Believe?
Your choice to believe in yourself is shown through four characteristics. Read each characteristic and honestly access your level or capacity for each one.
1. Confidence: In your abilities to fulfill your vision
2. Commitment: Performing the necessary work to make your vision a reality
3. Effort: Striving to create your best work
4. Perseverance: dogged “stick to it” mentality throughout the process
Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb