How a Simple Mantra Can Change Your Life

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? How many opportunities have you allowed to pass you by because you were too afraid to act? If you find that you hold yourself back due to mild fears or discomfort, try using this statement as your rallying cry: Act without fear!

Come on, John, that’s kind of stupid. How am I supposed to just eliminate my fears?

Okay, so I wasn’t being totally honest with the way I represented that. This isn’t a magical cure-all to prevent you from feeling any fear. The point here is to not let your fear prevent you from taking action. Sometimes we don’t even realize that fear is holding us back. Instead, we convince ourselves that the reason we chose not to do something that might better our lives is because we were too tired or just didn’t feel like it. This creates an illusion that we’ve made a perfectly rational choice.

When this happens to me, I remind myself to act without fear. Often times this provides enough of a mental jolt to get me over the hump and take action.

Sounds like bullshit to me.

I challenge you to give it a try in your own life and see how much more you can accomplish, and much less you procrastinate.

Worried about giving a presentation at work? Act without fear.

Nervous about calling that special someone? Act without fear.

Nervous about asking that special someone to help insert suppositories into your rectum because you’re constipated? Act without fear. Also, gross.

Note: This isn’t designed to combat major panic attacks (though you’re free to try it). That will be the subject of a different article. But for all other fears you may face, keep this weapon in the back of your mind deploy it whenever you need help battling your own inaction.

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