You want to impress your family and friends, and most of all, you want to impress yourself. It's a lot of pressure, and completely unrealistic.
Fear can be turned into excitement when you know how to spot it and leash it. You'll still be honoring emotion, you just won't be getting sucked down into the "something is wrong" pit.
I spent many years doing a job I didn't love. I was good at it. I was successful at it. But, it didn't fulfill me and it consumed my life and my time. What I did learn from that job were many skills and knowledge that carried me into my true purpose.
We, personally, left many fears in the jungle, often through little or no conscious effort. What's more, we came home with the realization that if we could survive in the jungle, we could endure anything. Our tolerance for turmoil was leaps and bounds bigger than before.
So by letting go and deciding to live in spite of the "untils" and "whens" I got more than I ever imagined. So what about you? What are your excuses for not living your life?
Fear of Ebola is rampant. It is a living nightmare for countless people in West Africa, as well as those who are affected by it elsewhere. Many of us ...
There is no shame in earning your own way in what amounts to hard labor. It's actually honorable. Mining strengths I did not know I possessed put my ego back in action.
The brave women around me have showed me their strength in their beginnings: choosing to go back to school, making decisions to start taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, asking for help with depression, starting new businesses, choosing to adopt, going back to work.
Tami Simon, Founder and CEO of Sounds True, shares her daily experience with fear and her advice on how fear can strengthen the emerging process in this excerpt from our Grace&Fire podcast.
Becoming fearless begins with fearing less and taking the lack of the world falling apart as proof of our own ability to navigate through whatever comes our way.
We often forget that fear and panic are not the same things; one is necessary to stay alive, and the other is not. Panic is actually dangerous, putting a person in a state of complete chaos, removing the ability to make sound life-saving decisions.
You set your intentions. You made your vision board. You're using positive affirmations. You're trying to visualize and believe with all your h...
We need to be more failure-tolerant of ourselves and of those around us, because a lack of that tolerance stifles progress and innovation and prevents people from taking risks. So it's not necessarily fear of the risk itself that holds people back -- it's the fear of failure.
My fear was that in creating truthful work, I would finally be seen and would no longer be able to hide behind a safe facade. Yet when I consulted my desires, that was exactly what I wanted and what had lead me out of that religion in the first place.
Bravery -- like anything else -- is a muscle that we all have the capacity to develop. In this video, I share eight steps I use on a regular basis to face and overcome my fears to live with courage.
I decided to share with you my list of five "Essential Life Hacks" -- guiding principles that are helping me to step out of my comfort zone and into a life that "reveals the human spirit."
At the end of the summer, after watching all the other kids and how much fun they had playing with the elephant, I told myself that this was the day that I would conquer my fear.
What I really want you to know is what you already know: when your insides are chugging along efficiently and things are working in harmony and balance you feel better. And when you feel better on the inside, your outside shines even brighter.
Shifting my outlook in this way has allowed me to be more attuned to what I like to call "signposts" that help me along the way. I thought I would share with you a few of those "signposts" that I've stumbled upon this past week.