Monday, 11 July 2011

Fear is the #1 killer of dreams!

Fear according to the dictionary is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. We were all born with only two fear according to the experts and that the fear of falling and loud sound. All other fear has being created by our environment that is to say it has been learned. Thus it can be now stated that fear is a state of mind. According to James Allen “That man is the maker of his character, the molder of his life, and the builder of his destiny, he may unerringly prove, if he will WATCH, CONTROL, and ALTER his thought, tracing their effects upon him, upon others and upon his life and circumstance, linking cause and effect by patient practice and investigation.”  In short the human mind is subject to control and direction and thereby the elimination of fear can be attained.  But how does fear end up being the number # killer of dream?
We have been brought up to go to school, get a good education and get a good job. Education is the key! We feel that if we should strayed away from any one of these principled it’s an unforgivable sin. The education system was set up for us to look jobs! They did not teach us to think business opportunity, have you checked the Forbes richest men in the world list? Only 3 of the top ten have a first degree! The first 2 Carlos “slim” Hallo and Bill gates have none! 95% of people who have a job will end up broke on retirement, so why do we continue to seek job and not business opportunity?  FEAR! Fear of failing, fear of criticism, fear that we are going against conventional wisdom of holding a Job, fear of what people are going to say! There is this saying in Jamaica” People are going to speak about you (be it good or bad) until the day you die” So why worry about what other people are thinking? It’s your life! Why would you have a dream, an idea and not act on it based on fear?  Too many times we allow our dreams, hope aspiration and idea to die with us because of FEAR! I recommend to read this book “As a man thinketh” by James Allen. James will show you that fear can be eliminated by changing your thought. In between time take a look at the video below on Les Brown take on lost opportunity because of fear!

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    1. There are physiologists who earn a living "fixing" people's fears. What I was taught is if you can identify a personal fear you can overcome it. Any learned fear can be overcome once you identify it and spend time working though it. Most of my life has been spent earning from things other people fear.