Just because you think something doesn’t mean it’s true. We are all prisoners of our minds and it can be one of the most isolating incarcerations known to man. Breaking out of this thought prison is possible but only you have the key.
We all have fears, some large, some small, all of them completely irrational. Some of the most successful people I know are literally crippled with anxiety in one form or another. Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote, “there is nothing to fear but fear itself.” In my opinion wiser words have never been spoken. For me, my irrational fear is water in all forms, the ocean, rivers, snow, ice. Water scares the hell out of me. Why then would I choose to live and make a living on the sea? Fear is an irrational thought based on nothing that exists in the present or even in the future. Fear is based off of past experiences that no longer exist anywhere except in the little cell in which we imprison ourselves called the mind. Fear is nothing but an excuse not to succeed be it in love, life, business, or any other endeavor we choose not to engage in based off of simple what-ifs.
Of all the lessons in life we have been taught the single most important one is that fear doesn’t exist. Sure I can imagine I have 100 pounds of gold, or that I am dating Jessica Alba, or that I am superman but those are just fictional thoughts, not reality. It doesn’t matter what fears you may have manifested in your mind, they don’t exist and never will.
So how then do we find the key? Happiness, love and and success are contagious. Surround yourselves with these three simple factors become a student of them and you will be free. The problem is that society teaches us the exact opposite.
Turn off your TV. 100% of what you watch is not only a lie but it teaches us subliminally that it’s OK to lie steal and cheat.
Focus all your efforts on what really matters, people, not things. There is not a single thing in this world that can truly make you happy, people can and do, the good ones should be protected like treasure and that bad ones dropped like a bad habit. I don’t have many friends but I can tell you one thing for sure, if you are in my life I would take a bullet for you; that’s how important you are to me.
Understand that money is nothing more than a tool; it’s a tool that is there in any size shape and form that you need and available to all equally but not a tool worth living for, and certainly not worth lying, stealing or cheating for.
Tell the truth 100% of the time. I have never been able to understand why it’s so difficult for people to be honest.
Be humble and be gracious, share everything you can and understand every person has something to teach you.
Challenge your fears. I used to be a afraid of public speaking. Considering it was what I did for a living at the time it was a huge stress in my life. To battle this fear I took voice lessons and started singing in public. If you can sing for an audience, talking is just plain easy.
There are no boundaries in this life, the sooner you learn that simple fact the sooner you will be free once and for all from a prison they call the human mind.
Live like you did when you were a child, afraid of nothing with eyes wide open. It’s never too late.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Marianne Williamson