Thursday, May 31, 2012

Say "Hello" to fears

If we are honest with ourselves, we would all admit to acting out of our fears at times. Do you recognize those times when your fears are in control?

Sometimes I know right away that it's happening. Other times I have to stop and ask, "So just why am I feeling and acting this way right now?" And it may take a while to locate and name the fear. And once in a while if the fear is deep-seated, it may take longer to recognize.

In any case, it always is helpful to identify the fear, acknowledge it, name it and face it. Doing so always takes power away from the fear and frees you to make real choices about how to proceed.

Acting from our own personal power rather than the power of our fears is always so much more energizing and liberating.

Take a look today: Do you notice any fears holding you back? Say "Hello" to them and ask what's the worst that can happen. Feel the fear—and move forward anyway! You'll be so glad you did.

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