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Tycoonism “Courage Is the Willingness to Do What You Most Fear”

April 7, 2009

Next time you’re afraid, try to pay attention to what you’re thinking. Chances are you won’t be able to because when we cower in fear, we allow it to control our thoughts and actions. We get that “deer in the headlights” look and are virtually paralyzed to act, even if we are in danger! No matter what the mind can conceive – good or bad – the body’s reaction is almost instantaneous. Unless the mind tells the body “move now!” to get out of the path of a speeding car, then it’s virtually assured that you’re going to get hit by that car! When we allow our fear to overpower our thoughts, doing anything, especially something new, is almost out of the question. Fear holds us back from trying new things and putting 100 percent effort into whatever we want to do. The amazing thing is that when we are able to shake fear out of our system and allow courage build up our confidence, everything is possible.

“Mr. Tycoon, how do I remove fear?” Just as I said – by allowing Courage to build your confidence. That’s how powerful Courage is!! The first thing I always encourage people who are down-and-out to do is to renew their own commitment to build Courage. But, I also must tell you that we never completely remove fear – the KEY is in how we manage it! Remember “GIGO – Garbage In, Garbage Out”? Well, Fear is garbage, part of the rubbish we need to toss out of our thought process to eliminate the bad experiences and failures that sap our Courage to move to bigger and better lives. Think about it this way, would you knowingly put a roadblock in your way to a reward? Of course not!! But when we are fearful, that’s exactly what we do – we hinder our own way to achieving what we want.

“If that’s the case, Mr. Tycoon, where do we begin?”

First, I encourage you to embrace your fear and accept that it is indeed normal to be fearful! It’s a common, normal, human reaction. Second, you need to KNOW that there is no such thing as “being a loser.” Never allow yourself to be labeled or called nor referred to that way. And more important, NEVER label or refer to yourself in that way!! Ever notice that when children fail at something, you don’t call them losers or berate them, do you? Instead, you help them pinpoint the exact reason for the failure. Maybe they didn’t study or they didn’t learn what they needed in order to perform well. Being analytical (and helpful) rather than judgmental definitely has its advantages. Now, practice this approach on yourself by saying something as simple as “I am a Winner! I am a Success!” and believe me, once you start calling yourself a “Winner” and a “Success”, will you begin to believe you are! Change yourself first and the rest will follow; as soon as you inject new attitude within yourself, people around you will react differently. Not only that, they will react positively. And that positive reaction will build your Courage and give you the confidence to get what you want out of life!!

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