Mindset #2: Be Bigger Than Your Fears

Be Bigger Than Your Fears

The hard truth is, fear will be a constant companion on your journey to a new you. Making a brighter life means stepping out of your comfort zone. Simply understanding this fact can help you develop a healthy attitude toward change. Consider it this way: you have to grow into the person who can have the life you want. If you already were that person, you’d already be living that life.

Okay, but how do you become the person who faces down fear of change? It begins with knowing that fear is hard-wired. Fear kept us safe when saber-toothed tigers roamed the land. So feeling afraid doesn’t make you weak, it just makes you human.

The trick is to separate the fear you feel from the action you take. Feel the fear, but be willing to move in a direction that’s different from the one your fears are pointing you toward.

From a reinvention perspective, we’re either running away from something we don’t want or moving toward something we do want. Keep in mind that it’s easier to move toward something you desire. Running from fear just escalates the fear.

So even if you don’t know where you will end up, shift your mindset to this: I am moving toward something I want. I am determined I am going to create it, and I am uncovering it as I go.