FEAR, FAITH, FORGIVE, Focus
Limiting beliefs affect even the most successful people. The first step to overcoming fear is to face them. If you can not make it go away, then dance with it.
What if fear meant Focused Energy Abandoning Reality? Maybe you’ve heard that fear is also False Evidence Appears Real.
Whatever the acronym, we all experience this sensation. Sometimes it’s best to do the challenge and other times it’s not. Both are an action.
The best speakers, leaders, writers all experience fear but do it anyway. Why? Maybe it’s faith that they are prepared and the steps ahead will be there.
Commitment, dedication, and trust in yourself establishes and reinforces belief.
My beliefs shape my decisions, my decisions shape my actions, my actions shape my attitude, my attitude is everything.
If my natural state of being or attitude is Joy, what gets in the way of that joy? Often times it’s the questions that I ask of myself. Questions determine focus.
If they are negative, I will feel negative, if they are positive I will feel positive. Being witness to thoughts is necessary to feeling the feelings I want to feel. It’s all an interpretation, so choose one that works for self and doesn’t dishonor others.
Be optimistically cautious. Projecting and trying to control the future can lead to anxiety and false expectations. In remaining in the present moment, all the resources are available, like breathing, clarity of focus, temperance, or acceptance.
Often worry and anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future, but rather trying to control it.
It’s important to learn how to detach or let go of outcomes which can conjure negative emotion.
Feelings of resentment and fear of separation permits you to perceive everything as a threat and seduce one to the dark side of its nature.
Darkness can consume you in FEAR, which leads to stagnation and eventually destruction.
THE POWER OF THE F-WORDS: FORGIVENESS AND FAITH
Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant. Cultivate other emotions, like passion and hunger in order to change your mindset and learn how to have a positive attitude in a lasting way.
Other than perhaps gratitude (which is the underpinning of both) no two human emotions have a greater impact on the quality of your life than forgiveness and faith.
We will always carry anger and hurt in our hearts as long as we have expectations of other people and life conditions we can’t control.
Forgiveness is really an understanding that the only person you hurt when you’re upset (no matter how justified it may be) is yourself. Even if everything in you wants to blame someone else, consider giving yourself the gift of forgiving your expectations.
This to me is the definition of responsibility. Responding to life with ability.
What would happen to your well being if you quickly forgave? What I mean is first forgive yourself for the thought before saying sorry to another?
You are now on the route and path of acceptance.
Acknowledge fear and replace it with the insight of awareness.