Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of criticism, fear of change, fear of the unknown. There are hundreds of things you can be fearful about. Where do fears come from? There is only one certainty and that is we will all die one day! If you let fears take over your life you will never attempt anything, your life will become very narrow and restricted. Is that what you want for yourself or your children?
Encourage growth and freedom and a sense of adventure. Try new things, new food, new destinations for holidays, new routes to work. Expand your horizons in every area. Change careers if you are not satisfied where you are, learn a new language, challenge yourself daily. Question your beliefs, ask yourself what you really want.
Did you know if you change the order of your beliefs, you change the way you think. Do it and see the difference. Make a list of things you hold dear to you,like: security, travel, love, family etc. then reorder them in the opposite direction, things you thought important are now at the bottom, and less important things at the top and see the world through a different perspective and you will discover a completely different viewpoint.
To explore this further, read Anthony Robins "The Giant Within."
Now back to your fears, challenge them, take one of them and take it apart, what is it really, probably nothing more than a "what if," a response to an imagined event; fancy being worried by something that might never happen, something as simple as that. Or maybe there is a 50/50 chance of your fear coming true, that is equal chances either way.
So take some calculated risks, measure the chance of success and face your fears, they are likely to melt away when challenged anyway, and you will have a great sense of achievement. Death is the only certainty, we will all die one day so make the most of every day, and you won't fear death either.
What will your challenge be? Mine was starting an online business against the doubts of my family, and now my second adventure, we have bought a house in Spain and winter here, working on my laptop.
Have you ever considered starting an online business, well a simple way to set up online is affiliate marketing? Enlist the guidance of a mentor, providing products sales pages and training; (much simpler than doing it all yourself) and because much of the work is done for you, you can start earning faster.
So whatever your fears face them, look them in the eye and challenge them, and you will have a much more exciting life, and feel the freedom: just do it.
Books to help you:
"Ask for the Moon and Get It!" by Percy Ross
"Awaken the Giant Within" by Anthony Robbins.
"The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Joseph Murphy.
"Speed Reading and Speed Memory" by Tony Bazan
"I Can Make You Smarter" by Paul McKenna.
"Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" by Susan Jeffers.
"Thank God it's Monday" by Charles Cameron and Suzanne Elusor, a book to offer strategies for making life more tolerable whilst you make changes.