Nelson Mandela said: “The greatest glory in living does not lie in having never fallen, but in rising every time you fall.”

When things seem to go wrong time after time, some of us feel too weighed down by fear to keep trying. Fear is paralysing and exhausting, fueling in our minds loop feeds of worry that play over and over again. And so, although we want more good in our lives, we allow our fear to hold us back from doing those things that we know we need to do in order to succeed and move forward.

But what if we were to shift gears and live from a place of faith – in ourselves and our own lives? “It is a funny thing about life”, wrote Somerset Maugham, “if you refuse to accept anything but the very best, you will very often get it.” After all, successful people are successful because they have chosen to be just that.

When we trust ourselves, it’s not just that we have more courage to do what we previously hadn’t dared, but also that we become more creative, imaginative, inspired, so that new ideas and possibilities present themselves to us. As Winston Churchill said: “a pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity but an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty”.

So, how do we make this gear shift? Changing our belief system is fundamental. We need to:

  • Believe that we came into this world to make a unique, positive difference. We need to identify that purpose, and believe that within us are the resources we need to develop in order to achieve that purpose
  • Believe that every with every end, there is a beginning, and that it lies within our power to make that beginning positive
  • Know that often, the tougher the challenge, the closer we are to success
  • Take full responsibility for our own lives
  • Refuse to give up until we have succeeded
  • Know that failures don’t have to knock us down, but can be used as an informative helping hand to setting us on a fresh path
  • Remember that life is a journey, not a race


To find out how Sarah can further help you in your journey moving out of fear, please contact her.

By | 2014-08-04T15:32:16+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Anxiety, Negatives to Positives|0 Comments

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