Having Courage to Face Our Fears
What is Fear of the Unknown Anyway? ...
... It's just fear of anything beyond our comfort zone
When we think of it that way, the unknown can be a very large place. Often to live our lives to their fullest potential it’s about coming face-to face with our fear of the unknown.
A quote from Nelson Mandela “ I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it”
Finding Courage Within
There are many layers to the fear of the unknown and it often takes digging deep within ourselves to figure out where the fear came from. Somewhere though, courage also exists within us. Sometimes we must go through layers of limiting beliefs to find courage deep within.
Fear of the unknown is tricky to describe because it can be a big bundle of feelings and emotions all mixed up in our heads.
Our Fears Can Control Us If We Let Them
When we started our online business, our fear of the unknown was alive and well. What would people think? What if we failed? Were we too old? Would we look stupid? Our fear of what people might think was so large we didn’t tell anyone at first.
Our conviction and confidence we were doing the right thing was strong before we told anyone.
Everyone Has Them ... Beware
All of us have limiting beliefs, they keep us where it’s safe. That way no one gets hurt, embarrassed or found out. Had we talked to people when we first started our online business we would have tapped into their limiting beliefs and our friends and family could have talked us out of moving forward.
Limiting Beliefs Will Stop Us in Our Tracks
Limiting beliefs like to keep us and others standing still. Someone moving into the unknown sends everyone out of their comfort zone. Wayne Dyer says “Our fear of the unknown is just a whole pile of self-limiting beliefs based on what we think may happen and not on what is our reality.”
The Choice is Ours
We all have a choice. We can choose to be held captive by our fear of the unknown and others fear of the unknown and stay right where we are in life. Or we can choose to question our fear and like Nelson Mandela says “triumph over it”
Fear Only Seems Real
Remember fear of the unknown according to Wayne Dyer is not based on reality. So we encourage you to question your fear and challenge other people’s fear and keep moving forward towards living your best life.
Are You Ready to Start Living Your Best Life?
If you are ready to unleash your courage and break through your fear of the unknown to start an online business, please reach out to us so we can learn more about you and what brought you to this place.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Bye for now!
Adrienne and Bob