How to Achieve Your Goals Despite Your Fear

FearFear affects all of us.

For some of us it's a paralysing force that keeps us stuck in the same place.

But for others, it's a motivation.

You see, many of us believe that fear is always a bad thing. Fear is uncomfortable, so we run from it.

But in many cases, fear is simply a signal that we're heading in the direction we need to go in in order to make the changes we want.

Fear means that you are leaving your comfort zone. You're somewhere new.

If you can recognise fear as something to guide you to new places, not simply something to flee from, then you open yourself up to a world of new possibilities and opportunities.

Exisle author Shelley Brunskill-Matson has created these simple steps to achieve your goals despite your fear:

How to Achieve Your Goals Despite Your Fear

1. Acknowledge that you feel anxious/fearful about putting yourself out there.

2. Understand that fear is normal, that everyone experiences fear in new situations.

3. Know that you can handle anything.

4. Act despite your fear. Make it happen.

5. Feel fantastic about yourself.

6. Be successful in achieving your first goal (or moving closer to achieving your goal).

7. Once you’ve achieved your first goal, feel motivated, inspired and excited to achieve an even bigger goal.

Step 3, "know that you can handle anything" is actually the key to this whole process.

As Shelley Brunskill-Matson puts it...

"Know That You Can Handle Anything"

"What have been your greatest challenges or the most difficult times in your life? Acknowledge and give yourself credit for handling these. What did these experiences show you about your inner strength and your ability to handle anything?

What will it take for you to ‘switch stations’ and tune into the ‘I can handle anything’ station? And what will you do to ensure that you stay tuned in to this more positive, self-affirming station from now on?"

Shelley Brunskill-Matson

These steps are taken from Shelley's new book, "What Are You Waiting For?" where you'll get to understand this process in much greater depth and detail.

Nathan Thomas
Exisle Empowerment Editor

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