Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life.
This is keyword # 48 – Fear.
Fear can be an anchor that stops you from pursuing intentional action. To take stock of your truth about you is an inescapable truth for a prosperous life. Part of your truth about you is understanding what fears or apprehensions you might have about each of your life roles and the intentional aspirational goals you are pursuing.
This means taking control of your inner voice and reframing the internal negative scripts you might have that could result in you not pursuing a happy, flourishing and prosperous life. Look to your intentional actions and intentional success habits.
Where are you spending most of your time? If you discover that you’re often being distracted into taking exit ramps away from the activities you ought to be pursuing to achieve the intentional aspirational goals you have set, stop and ask yourself “What are you afraid of?” and “What are you saying to yourself that’s causing you to be distracted from your intentional aspirational goals?”
It’s easy to find excuses, to blame and whinge about the curve balls that life can sometimes send your way. However, using fear or apprehension as an excuse for not choosing to pursue that which will result in you living a happy, flourishing and prosperous life ought never be an option. Take control of your inner voice – it’s an inescapable truth for a prosperous life.
I want to share with you another of my favourite quotes from Emerson to conclude the message for today. While it might seem a little challenging, I believe it is a clear path to discovering our potential that may be left undiscovered unless we take action. Emerson said….
“Always do what you are afraid to do.”