Today’s tip for Amazingness:
Fear is a thief and liar, to reach your amazing you must conquer fear. I don’t mean the kind of fear you feel when you see a bear running towards you, the fear you feel when a car pulls into your lane or when you sense you are in danger. That kind of fear is the fear we are meant to have and signals our bodies fight or flight response. That is a good thing, it protects us. I’m talking about a different kind of fear that we all deal with on some level. The fear of what may be.
The fear of what may be is a thought that looks like a trailer to a movie, one in which you wrote and star in and if this was Star Trek, you’d be wearing the red shirt! Meaning it doesn’t go well for you! This is the fear that asks things like “What if ___happens?” or “What if ____doesn’t happen?”. This type of fear leads us into imaginary situations where unpleasant things occur. Things like embarrassment, death, accident, loss, and destruction. These are usually the (imagined) outcome of this type of fear and as a result we often quit.
False Evidence Appearing Real, is one way I heard it put, in other words a lie! You have a choice to make, one that takes courage! Courage is not the absence of fear, it is standing firm in the face of fear! If there were no fear, courage would not be needed.
Years ago I heard a story that made this very real to me. I was at church and the person speaking said someone came to her filled with fear that her child would die. This woman said to the speaker that she did not have the grace to handle this! She even felt that God had let her down because he was not giving her the grace she needed. The speaker said “and he won’t either!” “God will not give you grace for your imagined suffering because you don’t need it. What he will do is help you overcome your fear”. To me this was an amazing truth. I was blown away realizing that I too had languished in my imagined suffering and as a result I was missing my own destiny! It changed my thinking and my actions. Do I still have unfounded fears? Of course I do, but now I know what to do with them. As you walk through this 100 Days to Amazing with me I hope you will let go of your imagined sufferings, your fear and be courageous and bold, then you will be free to be amazing!
The next time you see someone who you admire because they seem so confident and brave remember that it is only because they faced their fears and proved them wrong and that you can too! I also want to take a minute to say that if you paralyzed by the stories you have created for your fears I encourage you be brave and talk to someone. There is no shame in seeing a counselor or sharing with a friend and the truth is sometimes just saying our fears out loud to someone else exposes them for what they are to us as we say them!
Fear, a series of haiku
By Lisa Wright Burbach
Feelings which seem real
Flitting through my mind each day
Follow me they say
Even now I hear
Ever droning in my ear
Evil is its plan
Adjusting my destiny
Attempting to stop my dream
A lie, a choice to be made
Resist it I shall
Rob me no more fear, you thief!
Rejoice, I am free!
So, how’s it going towards my personal goals to amazing?
Goal one, my Shaklee Business: Best laid plans of mice and men often go awry so the saying goes. I’m afraid I had something unexpected come up yesterday and was away for most of the day. It will still be disorganized on Monday and will wait for me.
Goal two, my health and fitness: While I was waylaid unexpectedly yesterday I was able to keep a focus on eating well. The idea being that I’m making a lifestyle change, meaning I just move and eat well because it is what I do. For now, though I still have to give myself reminders.
For the weekend my focus is on my amazing family, but I will still help people feel better and of course Strip and Shake daily.
100 Days to Amazing! You can do amazing things.
I believe you can; you believe you can too!
What the 100 Days is about:
I was at the Shaklee Global Conference August 12-16th and we were challenged to 100 Days of Amazing with the question of what could we accomplish in 100 days if we really tried? I was inspired by the challenge, both as a business builder who wants to grow my business in 100 days and as an individual! What could I do in 100 days?
My Journey to Amazing: My 100 Days to Amazing are committed to making a more successful business as a Shaklee Independent Distributor and I am also committed to 100 days to amazing health and fitness. I want to be fit for my future making sure that my health span matches my life span as closely as possible. This is my Journey.