I remember years ago thinking about how average my life was and I was just so disturbed by the fact that others seemed to be getting all the breaks. Why can’t I get those breaks? Why am I stuck here doing the same old thing the same old way? ... ad nauseam... I so wanted my life to change.
I hoped for it and wished for it but nothing ever changed. I was stuck.
When I revealed my thoughts to my coach she challenged me: “So what are you afraid of?
And that is when everything changed. You see, there was one little four letter word that was stopping me.
It wasn’t . . .
where I live or
who’s in office or
any number of excuses I hear so many people make. In that conversation the elephant in the room was revealed. In that moment of enlightenment I came face to face with that wretched horrible creature…. fear.
When I became fearless, my life began to take on a whole new meaning. You see, once the roadblocks in your life are revealed. Once they are known to the conscious mind they can never ever hold you back again.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious it will rule your life and you will call it fate.” Carl Young
Fear is absolutely a universal roadblock. It has successfully kept more people in the dregs of mediocrity than any other outside source.
But living fearlessly, now that’s an entirely different story. Once I realized it was fear and fear alone I began to reach out, fearlessly, for opportunities that I never dreamed possible. I’m truly living my dreams today. I’m exactly where I want to be and doing the things I’ve always longed to do.
Last week I was given the opportunity to become a state wide trainer to the trainer for microbusinesses. This is a huge opportunity to do exactly what I love, help others succeed. I am now in my third year of law school (at the age of 56) and thoroughly loving the journey. There are so many other opportunities that I could mention that have come to me since I made the decision to live fearlessly that it would literally take an encyclopedia to tell them all.
What about you? Are you still sitting there settling for average and ordinary? Are you still doing the same old thing the same old way and getting the same old results?
Renowned Speaker and Business Coach Angela Decoteau.