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Something I learned in Life is that anytime you stop and
really look fear in the face―and take action anyway―you
become empowered.
: )

When I was younger I thought that being "courageous"
meant that you weren't afraid of anything. However
as Mark Twain said (and I learned): "Courage is
resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of
fear." Or as Taylor Swift put it:

"Fearless is living in spite of those things
that scare you to death."


Some fears are understandable, however the vast majority
of them are unfounded. And never manifest into anything.
In fact something like 80%+ of what we worry about never
actually happens.

One of the most common fears is the fear of "failure." As
you have probably heard me say before, "failure"
doesn't exist: It's a man-made illusion. In fact, "failure" is
one of your greatest assets on the path to "Success."
Why? Because every "failure" is actually an opportunity to
learn something that will make you more successful. As
Napoleon Hill said:

"Every adversity, every failure, and every
heartache carries with it to seed of an equal
or greater benefit."


This is something I have learned personally from my
experience with Schizophrenia. Because of my illness, I
have: 1. Rejuvenated my relationship with God. 2.
Become more appreciative and grateful. And: 3
Deepened my compassion and empathy. My illness has
truly become "A blessing in disguise" and I'm very
Thankful for it.
: )

I believe anything fearful, challenging, and difficult you
may go through―including being a successful
Entrepreneur―can teach you something that will
empower you and make you more successful. Another
one of my favourite quotations (originally by Bruce Lee
and then used by the late, great Susan Jeffers) is:

"Feel the fear and do it anyway."

It's the difficult, fearful moments in Life that often make
way for the greatest development. Fear can become an
ally in your search for success and fulfilment. Instead of
hiding from your fears, shine a light on them and use them
to your advantage.

"Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing."
―Emma Donoghue

Good Luck
: )

Jonathan
#face #fears
  • Profile picture of the author Tim John Jr
    I feel the best way to face my fears is to just handle them immediately.

    If I fear calling someone, I call them immediately. Just do it ASAP.

    If I don't call immediately, I will ponder how I fear the call - what he or she will say, and just build the fear up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Tim John Jr View Post

      If I don't call immediately, I will ponder how I fear the call - what he or she will say, and just build the fear up.
      Good point. Thanks Tim. : ) Yeah sometimes to more you put something off, the more difficult it becomes. Appreciate the contribution.

      Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author lanserno
    One of the books that helped me handle my fears was: The Flinch by Julien Smith. It teaches you how to react when in those certain situations.

    Other thing that solved my fears was EFT, tapping by Magnus. These are free youtube videos you can watch and immediately try.

    Fears are just mechanisms that you can learn to control, and almost 90% of them are completely fake

    Filip
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by lanserno View Post

      One of the books that helped me handle my fears was: The Flinch by Julien Smith. It teaches you how to react when in those certain situations.
      Cool. : ) Thanks for the book recommendation.

      Another that I found helpful is (with the same title): "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway." (Susan Jeffers.)

      There's also a companion book titled: "Feel The Fear And Beyond." She was a remarkable Lady and I learned a lot from reading her books.
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  • Profile picture of the author Master Blake
    Fear is an accumulative build-up of formerly degrading experiences.

    To counter this malarkey, you have to program the mind with new directives.

    Between fear and trepidation, lies an awakening. Once you stride past the gate, you get over these minor anomalies which are false evidence appearing real.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Master Blake View Post

      Between fear and trepidation, lies an awakening. Once you stride past the gate, you get over these minor anomalies which are false evidence appearing real.
      You've probably heard that every cloud has a silver lining. Well, the reason why that's true is because The Sun is always shinning. It's just that we don't see it all the time.
      : )
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim John Jr
      Originally Posted by Master Blake View Post

      Fear is an accumulative build-up of formerly degrading experiences.

      To counter this malarkey, you have to program the mind with new directives.

      Between fear and trepidation, lies an awakening. Once you stride past the gate, you get over these minor anomalies which are false evidence appearing real.
      I feel like fear can be the mystery of what will happen. I know from experience that when I didn't know how things would turn out if I try something new, I would be afraid of even trying.

      I broke through this feeling by being completely overwhelmed at home and work, and by knowing I have nothing to lose.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Originally Posted by Tim John Jr View Post

        I broke through this feeling by being completely overwhelmed at home and work, and by knowing I have nothing to lose.
        Nice. : )

        And not only do you have nothing to lose, no matter what happens (including "failure") you can learn something that will make you more successful.

        (See Napoleon Hill adversity/"failure" quotation above.)

        Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author Nassime
    Hello Jonathan 2.0, thank you for this interesting article.
    Do you know really what's mean the fear?
    FEAR : Forget Everything And Run,
    False Evidence Appearing Real,
    Face Everything And Rise
    Face it Explore it Accept it React to it.
    ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author nomaanali
      Originally Posted by Nassime View Post

      Hello Jonathan 2.0, thank you for this interesting article.
      Do you know really what's mean the fear?
      FEAR : Forget Everything And Run,
      False Evidence Appearing Real,
      Face Everything And Rise
      Face it Explore it Accept it React to it.
      ;-)
      Well defined FEAR!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Nassime View Post

      Face it Explore it Accept it React to it.
      ;-)
      Thanks Nassime. I liked that one especially.
      : ) We can't always control what happens in life, however we can always control our response/reaction to what happens.

      Every "fear" is an opportunity to be "courageous."

      Cheers,
      Jonathan
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      • Profile picture of the author Nassime
        Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        We can't always control what happens in life, however we can always control our response/reaction to what happens.
        The goal is not to control what happens in life but to change what we can and to gain wisdom by accepting what we can't

        Nassime.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
          Originally Posted by Nassime View Post

          The goal is not to control what happens in life but to change what we can and to gain wisdom by accepting what we can't.
          Interesting thought. Thanks Nassime. : )

          In my experience, we can change more than we initially believe. People suffering from depression for instance (something I dealt with) don't always see a way out of their situation. However with the right guidance and support they can live amazing, productive lives.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Fox
    I was listening to the Cosmic Master and something atrocious happened.

    The painting on the wall started transfiguring to live human shape and form staring intensely. I curled into a corner while the audio reverberated all over the room and I felt close to paralyzed.

    This only lasted a couple of minutes. But somehow felt empowered to confront my fears as they come because some of us are destined to be limitless.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jessica FK
      Originally Posted by Andrew Fox View Post

      I was listening to the Cosmic Master and something atrocious happened.

      The painting on the wall started transfiguring to live human shape and form staring intensely. I curled into a corner while the audio reverberated all over the room and I felt close to paralyzed.

      This only lasted a couple of minutes. But somehow felt empowered to confront my fears as they come because some of us are destined to be limitless.
      I've had just one similar experience with these programs. It seems as though a portal was opened and something teletransferred. I'd suggest that you should welcome this incident as an awakening sign. These creations pack phenomenal power the instant you get deep into trance. Remember, you have control, no need to fear, just attempt to manifest via this portal.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim John Jr
        Originally Posted by Jessica FK View Post

        I've had just one similar experience with these programs. It seems as though a portal was opened and something teletransferred. I'd suggest that you should welcome this incident as an awakening sign. These creations pack phenomenal power the instant you get deep into trance. Remember, you have control, no need to fear, just attempt to manifest via this portal.
        Just like the girl in the movie Divergent. When she is in trance, she is faced with a difficult situation. She almost dies. But then she realizes that her dream is not real and she can immediately change her situation into a good (or better) one.
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