Our fears hold us back. Fear prevents us from reaching our full potential, going after what we really want and achieving what we're truly capable of.
I was run by fear. The choices I made in life were based on fear. My values, hopes and dreams went out the window and my actions weren't reflecting the life I deep down wanted and knew I could live.
I wanted to try a business idea but the fear of failure was too overwhelming so I avoided taking any action. I would have a conversation with someone, an opportunity would come up to voice my passion about veganism and the amazing benefits but I was too scared to talk about it incase I would be rejected. My friend invites me to go to out for dinner with a group of people I don't know but I worry they won't like me.
Fear was stopping me from living. I was full of anger and resentment. I watched the life I wanted to live slip away due to fear. I slowly started to face my fears, one at a time. I made choices that were in line with who I wanted to be and the life I wanted to live.
My life transformed in ways I never even imagined. For the first time I was finally felt free.
I tried my business ideas despite of my fear of failure. I voiced my passions even though I was scared of the reaction I would get from people. And I got out of my comfort zone by going out for dinner with people I didn't know.
I was courageously being true to who I am. Although it was uncomfortable at times, I'd never felt so alive. I unleashed my true potential. Fear wasn't stopping me anymore.
I'd like to share the lessons that helped me to unleash your true potential.
1. Fear of failure. When we experience too much fear we stop doing the things we value, the things that make life worth living. No wonder why we feel so miserable. We aren't living to our true potential, living the life we were meant to. Start to recognise when the fear arises, simply recognise it by saying 'I know you're there fear but you're not going to stop me'. The fear loses it's power, courage comes up and you can take the leap of faith for what deeply matters to you.
2. Listen to your inner voice. Ignoring your inner voice limits your potential. Your inner voice tells you to take a chance and give the business idea a try but it becomes drowned out by fear. Fear of failure and what people think. Listen to your inner voice, it somehow knows what you truly want.
3. Know your worth. Thinking we aren’t good enough prevents us from unleashing our true potential. Know that your worth is not determined by your life circumstance. Not by the way you look on the outside, the amount of money you have, whether you’re single or married. None of these make you any more or less of a person. You are enough just the way you are. Love who you are. Accept your flaws and focus on your strengths, both make you who you are. You are beautiful and you are wonderful. Know this truth and it will give you the courage to live your true potential.
Do you have a tip that has helped unleash your true potential? Please share by commenting below.
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