Do you spend a lot of your time in fear of what might go wrong? Or fearful of change? Or daydreaming about the life you really want to live, but are too scared to give it a go? Here’s how to become fearless.
Embrace Your Fear
It’s a compliment I’m given all the time form friends, family and people I meet along the way telling me how fearless I am. But I don’t feel fearless. In fact, I’m not. A few days before heading abroad for 6 months I was telling a friend how I was all of a sudden nervous and worried about the long solo trip. She asked me why I was going if I was nervous, and I had an aha moment! I realized that there have been many major life changes I have been sleepless and worrisome about at one point or another, but I didn’t let my fear stop me. Lack of fear doesn’t need to be the goal, but the courage to push through the fear.
Do What Feels Right
Sometimes we simply have to go with the flow of life. If you think back to some of the changes or risks you worried less about, you worried less because your internal guidance system was telling you it was right for you. More of that!
Respectfully Ignore The Status Quo
There are several life milestones that are expected of almost everyone, the cultural definitions of success. But look at home many people you know who have met all these milestones and seem unhappy and unfulfilled. That doesn’t have to be you. You can respectfully disregard them, without being rebellious.
You have one life to live and you want to live it with as few regrets as possible—meaning you must not let fear define your life!