HOW TO LEVERAGE FEAR AND THRIVE
Achievers Four Letter Word for Stress is Fear
What is it that you are afraid of losing? What is it that you’re afraid of getting? These are two questions that I frequently asked myself. I didn’t understand that F.E.A.R. was really, False Expectations Appearing Real.
It isn’t all that difficult to become overwhelmed when there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty. At various times in my life, I made fear-based decisions in order to alleviate the pain of uncertainty only to create even bigger problems and more stress later. One day, I realized that if I could leverage that fear and use it as a motivator, I could then relieve my anxiety and replace it with inspiration.
The word stress means, “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension.” Fear is the four-letter word that high achievers use when they are overwhelmed with uncertainty. So, how do we get into an overwhelming state of fear? When obstacles pop up that disrupt the flow.
Inspirational leaders like President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy are very clear on their “why” and have clarity on their goals. I’m pretty sure that President Zelenskyy experiences fear or stress on a frequent basis as he battles Russia for survival. The difference is that he uses his fear as a motivator and boldly expresses what he values the most.
WHAT HOLDING ONTO STRESS CAN DO TO YOU
Not choosing optimal vehicles in meeting your need for certainty can cause a great deal of worry about the future and fear can be experienced quite easily.
Do you feel stuck in fear? Ask yourself these questions …
If so, perhaps you’ve been defensive when required to change habits or to deal with new people and new situations.
De-Stress in Five Steps
1. Be clear about your highest value or your why and focus on it. Live in the present and experience the moment without focusing on what will happen next and what the future might hold.
2. Create a S.M.A.R.T. goal. When you set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Related, and Time-sensitive. You have a clear map on what to do next. Get free goal setting guide >>
3. Take massive action. Doing something that will get you started immediately shifts your mind and helps give you more certainty about the future. It helps your mind answer the question of what to do next, providing you with more security.
4. Know the outcome that you want. Refer back to Steps One and Two and pivot the action-taking when necessary.
5. Refresh your why. Revisit your “why” on a daily basis. Write it down and have it present, then visualize yourself getting what you want.
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