“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”
If this proverb doesn’t rock your world, then I don’t know what will. I came across it a few weeks ago, and I have been thinking a lot about the role fear plays in my life.
Asking myself about my fears and the reasons behind them leads me to a lot of questions. Which concerns are rational versus irrational and how do they affect my emotional well-being?
Fear can mean many things to different people. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.
Fear comes from real awareness of danger or anticipation of the possibility of danger. Just because I anticipate something may be dangerous doesn’t mean it’s going to result in something negative. Actually, in my life, 99% of my fears don’t even come true. This means that there are many things I fear that won’t even happen, which results in useless worrying.
Here are a few thoughts helped me walk through my fears that may help you do the same.
I bet you have at least one to-do list. Maybe you have so many to-do lists that you now have a stack. If you are feeling unproductive and overwhelmed with all of your tasks, it’s time for a makeover. You aren’t getting tasks marked off your list because you are working harder than you have to. Does that sound crazy? If so, let me walk you through it.
“Only those that sleep make no mistakes.” I love this quote by Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Ikea because it sums up the past year. Mistakes, celebrations, loss, and life lessons are how I will remember 2018.
I have learned more about my strengths and weaknesses than any year in the past. It also helped me grow personally and professionally. I find it helpful at the end of each year to look back at what I have learned and how far I’ve come. Here are the 11 life lessons that I learned in 2018.
If you are a reflection of the type of people you surround yourself with, what does that say about you? The kind of person you allow to be in your life whether it’s a friendship or relationship says a lot about you.
You are judged by the type of people you are around. Before you say that you don’t care what others think about you, stop and ask yourself if you care who is in your life.
Think about your inner circle. This is the five closest people in your life. They are the ones you spend the most time with, confide in, and reach out to for support. Here are three questions to ask yourself about your inner circle.
If you want more confidence and better self-esteem, are you willing to work on it daily?
We form healthy habits by taking small steps every day. These small steps add up to significant results.
If you are ready to grow, here is a daily checklist to get you started.