We all know that place of fear and anxiety, its a place we visit many times in our lives. But do we really have to go there? The question begs to be answered, How to Conquer Self Doubt? Please, please tell/ give me the answer, I hear you beg, what is the elusive secret?
There is no secret, and there is no shortcut to eliminating the angst, that gut-wrenching feeling of helplessness in the face of the fears that our mind conjures up.
You have heard it before and I’m going to say it again ‘Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s the ability to feel the fear and keep moving forward’ regardless, with the awareness that the fear isn’t real, but self-imposed from us wanting to control what the future has destined for us.
Maybe this sounds familiar, we face a distinct problem, situation or circumstance of life. Our mind is immediately propelled to the past reminding us of scenarios to which so-called failures are in abundance and then rocketed to the future where our imagination tricks us by picturing all the possible things that could go wrong, that we presume will have devastating outcomes. We are totally unaware of the falsehoods and lies so we simply accept and are in trauma.
Our first step is to become aware of whats going on, (that we have triggered our mind to leave the present to enter and relive the past experiences and to then project future events and outcomes of fantasy) once we’ve done that we should accept that it has been part of our programming for many years, and reaffirm to ourselves that none of it is real.
Once acceptance and awareness are in place, we can then smile and make a choice, a choice to continue to suffer our fear and anxiety, or a choice to let go, and change our focus to immediately paint new pictures of positive outcomes, and be confident of our own innate ability to handle whatever transpires and move forward.
This isn’t by any means game over, the mind will look for any opportunity to gain back control, so we need to be once again aware and follow the same procedure mentioned above over and over again. In a moment of weakness, the mind will try to convince us that this doesn’t work and you will believe it as you spiral back.
Once again our awareness and our strength to believe that eventually, we will get strong enough to surmount the mind and all its falsehood. The mind must become our friend, and when you have tamed it we can focus intensely on what we want… instead of what we don’t want to create anything we desire. The secret is to stick with knowing the truth, and never giving in, or giving up.
Let’s do this!
Definition of Courage
-The ability to do something that frightens one
-Strength in the face of pain or grief
With the knowledge of what’s needed to be done, we can start now on a quest to train our minds. We can release the trigger and put the gun down so to speak. To understand our mind’s reaction to circumstances and to decide at that moment to say NO, and to then make the conscious decision to become aligned with the truth…the truth of each and every situation as it presents itself. I can handle it!
Below are some Quotes I have chosen to strengthen our resolve and inspire us through their truths to conquer and claim victory over our anxiety and fears.
LET US BUILD THE COURAGE FOR CHANGE
Be Brave… Fear Is A Reaction… Courage Is A Decision
Courage Is Not Having The Strength To Go On… It Is Going On When You Don’t Have The Strength
It’s Easy To Stand In A Crowd. It Takes Courage To Stand Alone
Strength Is The Product Of Struggle, You Must Do What Others Don’t, To Achieve What Others Won’t
The Ultimate Measure Of A Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments Of Comfort And Convenience, But Where He Stands At Times Of Challenge And Controversy
Don’t Be Afraid To Fail… Be Afraid Not To Try
Courage Is A Decision… Fear is But A Reaction To A Situation
Sometimes You Win… Sometimes You Learn
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm
When You Feel Like Quitting, Think About Why You Started
Strive For Progress… Not Perfection
It Takes A Lot Of Strength And Courage To Put The Past Behind You And Stand Up And Say, I Will Not Let This Define Me… To Push Forward And Create The Life That You Truly Deserve… And Not Focus On Bad Things That Life Handed You In The Past.
When You Face Difficult Times, Know They Are Not Sent To Destroy You… They’re Sent To Promote, Increase And Strengthen You
Courage Is Not The Absence Of Fear… Courage Is The Mastery Over Fear
Strength and Growth Come Only Through Continuous Effort And Struggle
No-one Can Save Us But Ourselves… No One Can And No One May… We Ourselves Must Walk The Path
Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Falling… But In Rising Every Time We Fall
You’re Allowed To Scream…You’re Allowed To Cry… But You Are Never Allowed To Give Up
Hardships Prepare Ordinary People… For An Extraordinary Destiny
You Never Know How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is The Only Choice You Have.
Our Greatest Weakness Lies In Giving Up… The Most Certain Way To Succeed Is Always To Try Just One More Time
A Hero Is An Ordinary Individual Who Finds The Strength To Persevere And Endure… In Spite Of Overwhelming Obstacles.
The Path From Dreams To Success Does Exist. May You Find It… Have The Courage To Get On it… And The Perseverance To Follow It
The Greatest Test Of Courage On Earth Is To Bear Defeat Without Losing Heart
Most Of The Important Things In The World Have been Accomplished By People Who have Kept On Trying… When There Seemed No Hope At All
We All Have More Courage Than We Ever Dreamed We Possessed
We All Have An Unsuspected Reserve Of Strength Inside… That Emerges When Life puts Us To the Test
Only Those Who Will Risk Going Too Far… Can Possibly Find Out How Far They Can Go
The Struggle You’re In Today Is Developing The Strength You Need For Tomorrow… Don’t Give Up
Courage Above All Things… Is The First Quality Of A Warrior
When Everything Seems To Be Going Against You, Remember That The Airplane Takes Off Against The Wind, Not With it
Some People Won’t Like You Just Because Your Strength Reminds Them Of Their Weakness… Don’t Let The Hate Slow You Down
You Have To Be At Your Strongest… When You’re Feeling Your Weakest
That Which Does Not Kill Us… Makes Us Stronger
Through Adversity We Conquer
The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us… But Those Who Win Battles We Know Nothing About
Not Everything That Is Faced Can Be Changed… But Nothing Can Be Changed Unless it is Faced
You Are Never Given Anything In This Life You Can’t Handle… Just be Strong And Keep Moving Forward.
When You Get Into A Tight Place And Everything Seems To Be Going Against You, Till It Seems As Though You Can’t Hang On A Minute Longer, Never Give Up Then… For That Is Just The Place And Time That The Tide Will Turn
The Task Ahead Of You Is Never Greater Than The Strength Within You
Make Up Your Mind That No Matter What Comes Your Way… No Matter How Difficult It may Seem… No Matter How Unfair… You, Will Do More Than Simply Survive… You, Will Thrive In Spite Of It
It’s Ok To Be Scared, Being Scared Means Your About To Do Something Really, Really Brave
Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do
Success Is Not final… Failure Is Not Fatal… It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts
We Learn That Courage Is Not Absence Of Fear, But The Triumph Over It. The Brave Man Is Not He Who Does Not Feel Afraid…But He Who Conquers That Fear.
Courage Is Being Scared To Death… But Saddling Up Anyway
You Have To Accept Whatever Comes… And the Only Important Thing Is That You Meet It With Courage… And With The Best, You Have To Give.
I really hope you can take something away from this post today, whether right now things are going along well or not. There will come a time in the not too distant future where we will have to face fear, it’s like the sun coming up in the morning.
I dearly hope that when that time comes there will be something that you will remember and that you can put into action. It is my deepest desire that we all live our lives to the fullest. to realise beyond the slightest doubt that we truly are creators and there is nothing the mind produces that we cannot overcome.
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