Have you ever started a project, dream or goal and but quit because of your fears? Maybe you had an idea but never got it off the ground because you thought it might not work out? Are you the type whose mind conjures 101 images of what could go wrong? Sounds like you may have been bitten by the FEAR bug?
People, bound by fear, are often fearful of the task (size, effort, costs, challenges, etc) and/or its potential outcome. Because of this, some never bother starting and those who do, end up quitting.
Can I just be real here? Please understand that fear will always come – even to the best of us. However, pioneers know how to deal with it. They make internal mind shifts and develop attitudes and beliefs that eventually drown out the voices that say, “you can’t do it” or “you will fail”. They confront their fears rather than allow them to overrule them.
I remember when I first started writing, thoughts of “you can’t write!” or “it’s hard to get a book published” bombarded my mind but I persevered. However, after writing two books and countless published articles, I now recognise it was simply fear to try to hold me back.
So turning the focus on you, have you allowed fear to creep in and hinder you from doing what you were created to do? Take a moment to reflect on the people whose lives you could have changed with your project or idea (including yours). Consider the fulfilment and sheer joy you would have felt upon conquering your fear and achieving your desires.
Remember one way of defining F.E.A.R. is False Evidence Appearing Real. What has fear made to appear real to you? By the way, what is the worst that can happen anyway? If things do not go according to plan, you have merely discovered one way on how not to do things. So simply try another.
In conclusion, recognise that some of your greatest battles take place in your mind and you need to win the battle there first, before taking any action. Overcome your fears and you become limitless in your potential. So why not take that leap of faith and go for it anyway? After all, you have nothing to loose and plenty to gain.