Looking at the clutter in an area, do you see just the clutter or do you see the fear of what ifs that happen if the clutter is gone? What if I get rid of it? What if I need it again? What if I can't afford to buy a replacement if I need it? Many what-ifs can come up. Fear can stop us from doing and getting organized, can't it?
Many fears can stop us from doing. Here are the most common concerns.
Fear of failure - what if we do and fail at what we want to do?
Fear of rejection - what if we do something and we get rejected?
Fear of success - what if we succeed and we can't handle the success?
But, let's not let them stop us from doing. After all, doing is why we are here on this planet. Here are five inspiring quotes to help stop fear and start doing. I also added my wisdom as well.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realised, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ~ J.K. Rowling
Even if we really do hit rock bottom, we still will be able to get back up and dust off ourselves and move forward.
Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. ~ Unknown
Being realistic with your fears is the best way to concur them.
Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't allow fear to control you.
I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. ~ Rosa Parks
Your passion is stronger than your concerns.
The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. ~Corra May White Harris
Do your best, even if you are fearful. You will do great.
Are you still allowing your fear to control you? Let's stop that right now. OK? Here are tips on how to conquer your fear and just get doing and clear the clutter. Try this technique.
- Say to yourself that having fear is normal.
- Write the fear(s) down on paper.
- Look at your fear on paper and then ask yourself, "What would happen if my fear came true?" Write that down as well.
- What feelings come up when you see your fear on paper. Write that down too.
- Then fund an old metal saucepan and burn the paper in the saucepan outside the home or just shred it (ripping it works too). Then, say to yourself, "Now that I understand the fear, I will not let it control me."
This technique is one I have used over the years. It helped me stop playing the game in my head that I am not good enough. Try it for yourself and see if it works for you.
I hope this inspired you in letting go of the fears and taking action to do what needs to be done in your home and life.
Now it's your turn. What are your tips for stopping your fear? What is your favorite quote that helps you convert fear into your life? Please leave a comment below.
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