Both Myles Munroe and Les Brown said, “Graveyards are the richest places in the world.” So many gifts, talents, and ideas are buried there. We have all been given gifts and talents, visions and great purposes. Unfortunately, many do not share their gifts or bring to life their visions. Often times the greatest hindrance is fear.
Ways to Break Free from Fear
1. Change your THINKING! Change your SPEECH!
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8
Think more positive thoughts. Visualize yourself living out your dreams and goals. Think that you “can do it.” Once our thoughts become positive our speech should shift to being positive. When we think we can and speak that we can, the two align and manifestation begins to happen.
Here is the thing, we can simply change the way we speak but it will not automatically change the way we think. There are many people in the world who make empty promises to themselves and others by saying they will do a particular thing. They are speaking it but nothing happens. Our thought system and words have to align and then we add the finishing touch, by doing, by action.
Fear is conceived in our minds. If we want to break free from fear we must change the way we think. We must put aside irrational thoughts and doubt. What comes from our mouth comes from our mind. Ever heard of the saying “Think, before you speak.” Once we shift our thoughts to being more positive and optimistic our speech about ourselves will change as well.
2. Surround Yourself with Positivity
If we want to maintain this healthy way of thinking it is best that we surround ourselves with positivity, because doubt and negativity will try to creep its way back in. Here are a few ways you can stay uplifted, positive, and optimistic:
-Listen to positive messages. Subscribe to a positive podcast that you can listen to daily. Subscribe to a positive YouTube channel. Read encouraging and uplifting articles or books.
-Listen to positive music. During my undergraduate studies, I submitted a research paper on the Influences of Music on Behavior. The information that I discovered was amazing. Music has a profound affect on our emotions, thoughts and behavior. If you want to be more positive, listen to ONLY positive lyrics. Listen to more calm music or instrumentation (i.e.Classical, Jazz, Chill, Relaxing Music, etc) This will have a major impact on your mind. (Feel free to do your own research on music and behavior.)
-Surround yourself with positive people. Develop relationships with positive, kind, optimistic people.
When meditating put all expectations to the side, all worries, all anxiety. Do not worry about tomorrow do not be distracted by the past. Focus on the NOW. Be present when you meditate. Meditation is one of the most beautiful things we can do for ourselves. Meditation can bring about an internal peace.
“Whatever is true, whatever is honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
4. Go for the goals that you are afraid of (Positive goals of course).
“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Put your self in an uncomfortable situation to face your fears and fulfill your goals. What are three things you are most afraid of doing? Over the course of the next 3-6 months do each of those things. Do not over think it, do not hesitate just do it. Once you have completed it, do not focus so much on the outcome, focus on the fact that you were brave enough to go for it.
“For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound (calm) mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
I pray you found these tips to be helpful.