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Create Some Action and Reduce the Fear That is Holding Back Your Success
Fear prevents us from doing many things in life. You have probably heard the acronym for FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real.
Often the things that we fear are built up in our minds to become much greater than what they really represent. For instance, take a common fear that many women have - mice. What can a mouse do to hurt you? The answer is - virtually nothing. So most of the fear of mice is from something that is falsely believed in the mind.
Lots of people fear success. They believe, also falsely, that money is evil. It is not. Money is a neutral commodity used as a means of exchange. How can such a thing be evil?
These people do not want to become successful because of the tainted money associated with it. To such people I always ask this question: "Do you believe that you are evil?" Invariably they reply: "No. Of course not!" Then I ask: "Do you believe that having money will make you evil?" Again they answer no. But they are still convinced that the money itself is evil. This is because most of them have been mis-quoted a saying from the bible, which they then perpetuate by repeating it themselves: "Money is the root of all evil."
The bible does not say that at all. Here is what it really says at 1Timothy 6:10 - "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."
So many people quote a mis-quote as justification for not being successful.
I have consistently found that action reduces fear. The longer you delay something the longer it has to fester into fear.
A little bit of action removes a little bit of fear. Keep going and more fear is removed. The more you do the more fear is removed.
Things often build up in our minds disproportionately to the reality that they represent.
Incidentally, in the example before where I mentioned people not wanting to become successful because of their belief that money is evil, here is another way of looking at it. If you believe that you are a good person who does good things then you can collect all this "evil" money and remove it from the grasp of people who are evil and who would do evil things with it. Take it out of circulation.
Create some action. Reduce your fear - real or imagined. By injecting more and more action you will eventually eliminate your fear. Test my belief. Find something that causes you fear. Chip away at it. You will find that the only fear there is will be the false evidence that appears real.
About the author: Gary Simpson is the author of eight books covering a diverse range of subjects such as self esteem, affirmations, self defense, finance and much more. His articles appear all over the web.
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