“They’ve promised that dreams can come true but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too” – Oscar Wilde
I am going to unmask the 3 biggest threats to your dreams. They are not issues of money, your boss, or any other external circumstance, but is in fact you who is most likely to kill your dream.
Fear has served our ancestors in keeping them alive, but today we live in a wold that is fairly safe. Fear remains a handicap; it is not real. Fear is an illusion that our brains produce. The best way to cut its hold over us is to do the thing we are afraid to do. Next time you find yourself afraid to do something that will help you accomplish your goals, ask yourself “Am I going to die?” If the answer is “No,” then do it! By following through you will gain more confidence in yourself and you will build courage that will allow you to do more things.
As humans we always anticipate the outcome, and it’s in our nature to come up with the worst possible result. Believing something won’t work is the quickest way to stop before we even begin. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you. Instead, think about the best possible outcome. Focus on how it will move you toward your goal. Positive thought produces positive results.
Who told you couldn’t do it? Don’t let someone who gave up their dream talk you into giving up on yours. They can’t possibly quantify what you are capable of achieving with the right attitude and positive action. Fill your mind with positive success stories that will give you the courage to act.
At the end of the day, you only need to be brave for a couple of seconds. Choose courage just long enough to act, to say yes, to say hello, to say I am sorry, to say I love you. When it matters and when the time arrives, you will find the courage that lives within you to take action. You’ll be happy that you did it, and in the process, your bravery will inspire other people. ‘If you can do it, I can do it too!’
Rogelio H. Charles