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Do You Feel The Fear? No Matter What Do It Anyway

Whatever the fear “Feel the fear and mo matter what do it anyway” In her book ” Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway.” Susan Jeffers  talks on the subject of facing our fears in life.

2020 has had a lot of challenges for all. So many of us freelancers, self-employed, home based and ecommerce business owners have all had our world turned upside down somewhat. I’m sure like me we all had plans for 2020 and we all had set some kind of business and life goals that we’re hoping to achieve.

But as we all know 2020 has not gone to plan. Things be it slowly are starting to get back to normal  and back on its feet, but with it comes some unexpected fears looming in our minds on how the rest of the years going to plan out.

The New Year is nearly upon us and with whatever new challenges it will bring for us in 2021 we have to at least make sure that we are prepared for the year ahead. After going through 2020 and seen how it all has planed out maybe now you’re feeling that it’s high time you put that side hustle idea into the forefront of your time. Maybe you’ve been running your home-based business part-time and you are now ready to go into it full-time.

I know for me when I started my Business Consultancy I was not really ready for it. Everything in my personal life was not ready for me to take on a challenge of starting a business. It was a daunting and challenging time but a challenge I knew that I had to take then and not a later.

And this pretty much worked itself out.

What challenges or decisions are you facing right now, that you are afraid to make.

  1. What is the Fear for you?
  2. Making Decisions
  3. Public Speaking
  4. Changing Jobs
  5. Starting A New Business
  6. Asserting Yourself
  7. Ageing
  8. Intimacy
  9. Losing A Loved One

Maybe you could add some more to the list.

Fear seems to be a major factor in stopping so many of us from doing what we love or doing what we know to do for the betterment of ourselves. We fear changing, we fear staying stuck, we fear success, and we fear failure and we fear moving forwards.

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Whatever the fear We Must “Feel the fear and no matter what do it anyway”

I learnt that fear in most cases, people and situation has nothing to do with our psychological mind but in most cases it’s about us re-educating our mind to accept fear as a simple fact of life rather than a barrier to success.

When I realised that this was the case I moved forward with plans that I’d set aside due to the inner voices of fear and began to work through my plans. Even though the feeling of fear did not instantly leave I was able to do the tasks that were set before me nevertheless after gaining the understanding that fear was part of everyone’s everyday life.

Here are a few steps and things you can do to help you begin in setting goals for your future that you really want to achieve even with fear luming you will be able to achieve them. In this section we will take a look at how to set personal goals for yourself. It starts with your lifetime goals, and then works through a series of lower level plans culminating in a daily to-do list.

By setting up this structure of plans you can break even the biggest life goal down into a number of small tasks that you need to do each day to reach the lifetime goals.

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The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you want to achieve in your lifetime, as setting lifetime goals that gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of your decision-making process. To help give you a broad, and balanced coverage of all-important areas in your life, try to set goals in some or all of the following categories:

  • Artistic:
    Do you want to achieve any artistic goals? If so, what is it? Do you want to write a book; paint a masterpiece, or write a song?
  • Attitude:
    Does your own mindset hold you back from making progress? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you for example, do you talk too much? If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or find a solution to the problem.
  • Career:
    What level do you want to reach in your career? Is it your goal to be the boss or own your own company someday, or do you want to be the president of someone else’s company?
  • Education:
    Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular or some area of study that you would like to pursue? What information and skills will you need to achieve these goals?
  • Family:
    Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want your partner or family members to see you?
  • Financial:
    How much do you want to earn by what age in your life? What can you do to make that come about?
  • Physical:
    Are there any athletic goals you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?
  • Pleasure:
    How do you want to enjoy yourself? You should ensure that some of your life is geared toward making yourself happy for no reason other than being happy
  • Service
    Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If so, how?

Once you have decided your goals in these categories, you have to assign a priority to them if you want to succeed. Then review the goals and re-prioritize until you are satisfied that they reflect the shape of the life that you want to lead.

Also, you should ensure that the goals that you have set are the goals that you want to achieve, and not what your parents, spouse, family, or employers want them to be. Success only happens when you are working for your own wellbeing because doing it for others will ensure that you sabotage your own success.

So with this in mind step, into 2021 knowing that you can achieve whatever you have set out to achieve and whatever you set your mind to no matter the feeling of fear know that fear is part of everyone’s everyday life so GO FOR IT! Success is your destination.


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