Please note: This is a beautifully bold guest post from the Amazing Tess Marshall! Enjoy darlings 🙂
When we put successful people on pedestals, we put ourselves down. We forget that they’re human. We forget that they experience fear, failure and rejection just like everyone else.
The difference is that they keep going, in spite of their fears. They’re not afraid to put it all on the line.
They let go of what others think of them. They risk experimenting with something new to get closer to their dreams. They’re not afraid of the spotlight.
Begin to see yourself as equal to everyone else, especially the people you admire. See yourself as being just as capable and brave.
Begin to think of yourself as a successful person. When you do, you’re more apt to put yourself out there for a date, a new job, or a daring adventure.
If you really want to feel fully alive, excited and happy, you have to face your fear and go beyond it. There is simply no other choice.
1} Plan on getting rejected. Don’t take rejection personally. Everyone isn’t going to say yes. Everyone isn’t going to like you. That’s okay.
Don’t allow the word “no” to get you down. Do something to change your emotional state. Listen to music and sing at the top of your lungs.
Don’t over analyze it, don’t dwell on it, and don’t hash it over with others. Ruminating over your loss is a waste of energy and time. It is what it is. Instead, look for solutions or ways to get a “yes.”
2} Know what you want. You’d be surprised how many people don’t know what they want. Are there places you want to visit? Are there people you want to meet? What do you want to know more about? Give yourself permission to go after what you want. You deserve the best that life has to offer.
3} Penguin steps will take you there. Push through your fear with small steps. When you are stuck in fear, continue forward with tiny steps. Penguin steps move you forward. Rent the movie The March of the Penguins to see what I mean. Just take one step and then another. Like the penguins at the end of the day, you’ll be surprised at your progress!
4} Begin today. Whatever you want to change or do, start now. Take one step every day in the direction of your dreams. You’ll be amazed at your progress after a few weeks. It may not be easy, but it is possible. You never get back the hours, days and years that you waste. Life is short. Tomorrow isn’t a guarantee.
5} Fear, doubt and worry will come and go. Tell yourself, “This fear shall pass.” Lean into it and breathe deeply. Watch the story that’s going through your mind. Release it. Everything is in flux. Nothing lasts forever. This fear shall pass. Breathe. Release. Relax.
6} Create mantras. “In this moment, I can relax. All is well with my world. I can think and feel something different. I choose to feel calm.”
7} Trust your decisions. Nobody knows what’s good for you better than you do. When you have a big decision to make and you’re feeling doubtful, go within, sit quietly and ask for guidance. Write down any messages you get. The answer is always the one that makes you feel calm. Trust yourself.
8} Be uncomfortable. Be willing to be nervous, sweaty, embarrassed, and fearful. Move forward. Success usually doesn’t happen overnight or in a straight line. Lose your way. Zig zag. Switch back. You’ll live. You’ll survive. That’s progress.
9} Expect things to go wrong. Unexpected things happen. You make mistakes. Others make mistakes. It’s part of the process. Tragedy happens. Take time to recover. Simply begin again.
10} Invent your awesome bold life. You are an inventor. Your future is created with the thoughts, choices and actions you take today. When you make a mistake, change course or start over. Invent a passionate, happy, prosperous and meaningful life. Don’t allow fear to get in your way.
11} Be delighted by life. You have to live life to the end. Explore. Feel the world. Enjoy your friends. Take the crooked path. Do the unusual. Take things too far. Let yourself be delighted at every turn.
12} Own your magnificence. You are worthy and lovable. You can get through any struggle or setback because you were born for greatness. You are strong and resilient. You are successful. Nothing and nobody can change those facts.
We only have one shot at life, so make this life bold and worthwhile. Believe that the best is yet to come. The rest of my life is the best of my life! I’m making it so. Please join me!
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