In my 20+ years of training and coaching Top Performers I have realized one thing. Top Performers don’t let FEAR stop them from being successful.
What is FEAR?
Fear is an emotion induced by a threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in behavior, such as running away, hiding or freezing from traumatic events. *Wikipedia.
A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
…instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge.
FEAR is an Emotion which is a feeling about a perception we conjure up in our minds.
The following FEARS stop average people from being successful.
The FEAR of Rejection. The FEAR of Failing. The FEAR of Change. The FEAR of the Unknown.
“F-E-A-R stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.” Zig Ziglar
But if FEAR is just an emotion and it is False can it affect us? Yes, we have all had that nightmare where we are being chased by a pack of dogs down a dead end alley or we fell off a cliff. The FEAR was False but we wake up breathing hard, sweating with our heart beating 200 beats a minute. The FEAR was False but the reaction and response was real.
Top Performers experience FEAR but they don’t let that FEAR stop them from Succeeding.
Will Smith once said that he “FEARS FEAR” because he understands that only FEAR can stop him from becoming all he is destined to be.
The next time you experience FEAR remember this. You have a 100% Success Rate when it comes to overcoming FEAR. If you are reading this right now that means you are alive. I know you have experienced FEARS in your past and if you are alive then you have successfully overcome every FEAR in your life so far. Top Performers understand that FEAR is a part of the journey to success. They meet it head on, acknowledge it for what it is, just a feeling, and then move past it on their quest for success.
When I feel that feeling of FEAR start to creep in I remember what the Bible tells me. Phillippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things, through Christ who gives me strength.” It says I (Me) can do (an action), all things (not just some) through Christ who gives me (myself and I) strength. It doesn’t say I won’t encounter FEAR.
So if you want to become the Top Performer you must understand what FEAR is and how to overcome it. You will meet up with it again, but remember you have survived every other encounter with it so there is no reason to believe this one will be any different.
Top Performers see their Untapped Potential and they don’t let FEAR keep them from achieving that potential. Top Performers live every day with the intention of becoming all they are destined to be.
Jeff Raver is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer and has been training and coaching Top Performers for over 20 years.
If you are ready to lift your Leadership Lid and become a Top Performer contact Jeff at Jeff.Raver@BeginToWinNow.com for a FREE Consultation.
SHARESHARE OVERCOMING THE FEAR THAT IS KEEPING YOU FROM SUCCEEDING.