Lets pretent for a moment that I am Harry Potter.
And by waving my magic wand a magic button appears on your screen. By pushing the button you will be given the option to choose any lifestyle that you want.
- Would you push the button?
- Would you choose the same lifestyle that you are currently living?
My guess is that you answered Yes and No to these questions.
Why is it that so few of us go after what we truly want? Why do we settle for something that we dont really enjoy, that dont excite us and that we dont feel any passion for?
And why is it that we so often look for the easy solution or the quick fix to get what we want?
Part of the reason is that we are programmed by society to follow a certain path: Get a education, get a job, work hard, earn a living and after a very long time, hopefully, be able to enjoy retirement.
The other part is what stops 99% of people to achieve a lifestyle of their dreams, a lifestyle that they would truly love. That reason is FEAR.
Fear makes us settle. Fear makes us search for the magic button because without it we dont believe that we can achieve what we want.
So, What Is Fear?
To answer that, we need to take a look at evolution and your brain.
The reptilian brain
Your brain, your reptilian brain (the oldest part of your brain) is designed for one purpose. TO KEEP YOU SAFE AT ALL COSTS.
This function has been derived for million of years and to fulfill it´s purpose it subconsciously control and determines our decisions. Every time you are about the cross the boarder of your comfort zone the alarm clock in your reptilian brain goes off. As a result, doubts and limiting believes appear as your inner voice.
Consider this, the only time limiting beliefs appear is when you are about to grow.
The Hallucinatory Mind
Your fear is never about what has happened. Your fear is always about what’s going to happen next. It is always about the future.
Did you know the definition of fear?
FEAR = ANTICIPATION OF PAIN.
That means your fear is always about that which does not exist. If your fear is about the non-existent, your fear is 100% imaginary.
You don’t know anything about the future. You just take a piece of the past, apply make-up on it and think it is future.
Your only comfort is “everybody is like me.” You have the ENTIRE WORLD with you!
So, simply put. Fear is just your mind playing tricks with you.
What are the difference between the 99% to let fear stop them and the 1% who dont?
Rest assure, it is not that “the others” are some kind of superhumans that dont feel fear. The only difference is that they dont let fear stop them. THEY ACT IN SPITE OF FEAR.
Guess what, when you do that, the fear DISAPPEARS.
When I realized this my life started to change. I started to take on more and more challenges. By doing so I got noticed on my job, which led to promotions and more responsibilities.
It also made me comfortable exploring other things. Without this realisation I would never started an online business. I wouldn´t have dared.
This doesnt mean I´m not scared anymore. Not at all, writing a blog post is scary, recording and publishing a video is scary but I do it anyway and every time it gets a little bit easier.
Once you realize this, you dont need a Magic Button to push, you are the Magic Button and the creator of your life.
Dont let fear stop you from achieving whatever it is you desire.
Live with KARMA.
Founder, Unlimited Karma