Personal growth is a scary thing. It means leaving behind a comfortable life and stepping into the unknown. Growth leaves behind the average and known and requires you to step out in faith that all will work out. You know where you are and where you want to be. It’s that space in between that can be terrifying.
Like most people you have dreams and goals, yet you lack the plans on how to get from A to B. That’s ok. It’s perfectly normal. The trick is to be inspired by the possibility of great accomplishments rather than be terrified by the possibility of failure. As Tony Robbins says:
The question becomes, then, which thoughts are you going to let drive your growth?
Will you let little thoughts of fear and failure keep you stuck where you are? Or will you let little thoughts of how great your life can be inspire you to move forward?
How can you keep the fear at bay? It’s actually pretty simple.
- Immerse Yourself In Personal Development
Books, podcasts, videos…the internet is chock full of healthy, inspirational, and motivational material you can feed your mind with. Find speakers and authors who speak to you and devour all you can. By feeding your mind positive, uplifting information, you’ll find that your excitement for the future grows while fear shrinks.
- Build A Vision Board
The best way to create your future is to visualize it every day. A vision board is the perfect way to do it. It doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive, just make it meaningful to you. I have a vision board created on a $1 piece of posterboard in my office. It has pictures of where I want to live, where I want to visit, the car I want to drive, the service I want to provide, etc. Do it and put it someplace you’ll see it multiple times a day.
- Surround Yourself With People On The Same Mission
You are a reflection of the five people you spend the most time with. If the people you’re surrounding yourself aren’t motivating and inspiring you, it’s time to find a new crowd. Odds are you’ll also find a mentor or two this way…for when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Do The Things You Want To Do
Take the car you dream of on a test drive. Go find a model of the house you want and walk through it. Take a vacation or visit a place similar to where you want to end up. The more senses you involve in your dreams, the higher your vibration, and the stronger you’ll attract it to you.
You owe it to the world to share your gifts and talents. Others may have similar gifts, but nobody is going to express them the same way you do. Keeping the awesomeness that is you all to yourself is the most selfish thing you can do.