From Fear to Freedom

Do you feel that you are suppose to be experiencing a more exciting
life? However, for some reason you aren't and you have tried to.
Then the steps below may just be the answer you are looking for.
At least a start to you living your dreams.

Every successful person has had to deal with fear. The road to hell
might be paved with good intentions, but the road to success is littered
with fear and uncertainty.

The biggest difference between someone that is wildly successful and
someone that is not is the courage to take significant action over and over

These steps will enable you take that significant action, repeatedly:

1. Simply decide to succeed. Most people never really decide to do
or accomplish anything significant; at best they 'kinda sorta try it out.'
However, once you've truly decided to go for your dreams, there is no
other option - and no room for fear or doubt - in your mind. In fact, the
word 'decide' means to cut yourself off from any other possibility.

2. Embrace risk. Chase after your fears and show them who is boss.
Make the tough presentation or phone call. Ask for whatever it is that
you want. A big part of being successful is doing things that other people
are too afraid to do.

3. Prepare yourself. Many of our stresses, challenges, and concerns are
things that we anticipated. Take the time to find solutions and put them
into place before you need them. When you can see a challenge that is
likely to come up, simply prepare for it instead of worrying about it.

4. Go with the flow. If you don't live in the past or future, life is much less
stressful. Let go of your resistance to the present moment and see what happens.

5. Focus on the good outcomes. Most people look for the worst and expect it to
happen. Expect the best and it's much easier to take action. Sure, some
undesirable things will likely happen along the way, but they'll be like mosquitoes
that need to be shooed away. That's much better than the brick wall that you might
otherwise perceive.

6. Learn to relax. When you feel stress and anxiety coming on, a few slow, deep
breaths can make a huge difference. To a large extent, our psychology follows our
physiology; breathing is the only part of our physiology that we can really control.
Use that control to your advantage.

7. Fully engage in your life and get away from the news. The news is so negative.
Instead, find something interesting to do with your time. If you're conquering less
stressful things all day long, the more stressful things don't seem so bad anymore.
Take a piano lesson, go hiking, or go skydiving. It will make your life more
interesting, too.

8. Realize that you are enough. Even if you have things to learn and skills that need
to be honed, that doesn't mean that you're incapable of the task at hand. Plan to
acquire the resources you need, but do everything you can with the resources you
have now.

9. Start small. Make a list of everything that you need to do but can't seem to follow
through on. Put them in order from least scary to most. Now decide to do the item at
the top of the list. When that's done, do the next. Only focus on the current item at the
top of the list.

You should print this out and read it in the morning after you wake up and
in the evening before going to bed. Make it a part of your mental

The only way to truly be free is to conquer your fears. The only way to
conquer your fears is to do the things that frighten you. Show yourself that you can do
those things successfully. Follow the suggestions above and start your journey from
fear to freedom today!

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