How to Put Fear to Work for You

Written by Shawn Driscoll

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Finally, reflect on this question: Who would I be without these messages?

Take your fear torepparttar end

Recently, I discussed fear with a budding entrepreneur. I asked him what his biggest fear was and he said “fear of failure”. What is failure?, I wondered. He explained “losing all my families money, savings, home, and being bankrupt.” “And, what if you failed? What would you do?” I asked. He thought for a moment and said “I’d start over…plus, I would never let it get that far. I would get out way before losing my house and all my savings.” Ok, then “what do you have to do to safeguard you and your family against losing everything?” And, after a few minutes of listing what had to be done, his fear was settled. It had been heard, responded to, and taken to it’s natural conclusion. No more mystery. His coin could now flip to courage because he knew, once and for all, that he would be OK if his business did fail. Failure, for him, wasn’t about whether this particular business stayed afloat or made a ton of money…he could always try something else. Instead, it was keeping his family afloat that mattered most. And that requires something different from him…something he knows how to ensure.

It’s really that simple to be on friendly terms with your fears. Take your fears out ofrepparttar 138343 dark and examine them inrepparttar 138344 light. Ask them what they want you to know, and/or do. Carry them to their natural conclusion—keep asking “what if that happens” and quickly you will haverepparttar 138345 answer. You will know what to do. You will have responded torepparttar 138346 fear rather than reacted to it. You will have a new friend in fear. Now, go flip that coin and start acting out of courage with your friend fear right behind you!

**************************************** Parting pearls of wisdom:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serverepparttar 138347 world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifestrepparttar 138348 glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to dorepparttar 138349 same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”. --Nelson Mandela in his Inaugural Speech.

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Shawn Driscoll, owner of Succeed Coaching & Development, is a Career and Business Coach, trainer and speaker. For over 14 years Shawn has advised, coached and developed Executives, Managers, Supervisors and their teams to achieve greater results. Her mission is to inspire and motivate peooplle to achieve success on their own terms, and in a way that fully expresses their values, passions and priorities.

What Does the World Owe You?

Written by Tinu AbayomiPaul

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So who cares ifrepparttar next person is smarter than you?

Between two people on an otherwise even keel, withrepparttar 138342 same chance for success,repparttar 138343 tie-breaker trait isrepparttar 138344 willingness to do what it takes to get where they want to go. And that person is more likely to keep their eyes open for that chance to shine.

Nothing you ever learn from me or anyone else is magic- if I had a magic wand that would *poof* bring everyone success and instillrepparttar 138345 principles it takes to maintain it. I'd do it. (At least then someone else could go torepparttar 138346 movies with me on Wednesday mornings!)

I'm not done with my journey to success yet. But looking at where I started and where I am now, every pain I had to go through to get here, every moment I had of feeling that I couldn't possibly go on, every tear that was shed, was worth it. It all shaped me into who I am, and makes me grateful every day for every single bit of accomplishment I have made, no matter how small.

Instead of worrying about whatrepparttar 138347 world owes me, I focus on whatrepparttar 138348 world has paid me.

In return for hard work, I receivedrepparttar 138349 dividend of results. For my optimism, I gotrepparttar 138350 ability to change my own universe throughrepparttar 138351 power of thought and positive, well-timed action. In exchange for obeyingrepparttar 138352 laws of attraction, I have more blessings in my life than I could have ever imagined.

We are not so much owed byrepparttar 138353 world, as we are indebted to its gifts, such asrepparttar 138354 ability to give. Fromrepparttar 138355 tiny seeds of intention we plant, we are paid continuously. Not only doesrepparttar 138356 planted tree spout, it bears fruit and flowers that we can enjoy over and over - so long as we keep our roots strong, remaining grateful for bothrepparttar 138357 rain andrepparttar 138358 sunshine.

Tinu is a web site promotion specialist and the author of several books on search engines, blogging, and RSS. She frequently posts more motivational articles for the online home business owner twice a week in her blog at .

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