Are you afraid?

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Start today. It does not matter if the plan is average: Start. Today.

I can’t do that: I am too lazy.

I can’t do that: I am not capable.

I can’t do that: I don’t have the resources.

I can’t do that: I don’t have the time.

I can’t do that: I am not good enough.

It boils down to fear: fear of not being good enough. That’s the story you tell yourself, “I am not good enough”. Tell yourself something different, you will get different results. Stories are powerful.

When you’re afraid, you do not make any progress. You’re not happy. Fear has been described as “False Evidence Appearing Real”: you are scared of something that has yet to happen. Fear is seldom rational: it is all emotional.

The net result of being afraid is that you do not move forward.

Happiness lies in progress: when you know you are going in the general direction of your goal, you’re happy.

Progress happens when you grow. How do you grow?

You do not grow by doing the same thing over and over again. By doing the same thing, you get the same results. Obvious.

To have the things you don’t have, you need to do the things you haven’t done.

Growth happens when you challenge yourself. When you get out of your comfort zone. When you take risks. When you challenge the norm. When you ask difficult questions. When you live a life of adventure.

never regular

Do things that scare you. You will get used to it. Courage is not the absence of fear: it is your ability to handle fear.

This world is a test. All of it. The good and the bad. A test. What’s a test? Nothing but an opportunity to grow. To test myself.

God wants me to progress. To grow. To be happier.

Will I fail? Obviously. But it’s not about winning or failing. It’s about moving forward. Progress.

The only way to find your limits is when you cross them. When you fail, you will know.

Keep doing things that you are afraid of. Your growth – spiritually, financially, physically – will be enormous!

This challenge that is before me, this is nothing.

I wish you all the best,

God bless and good luck!

Question: Are you doing something these days that’s new to you? Something that you haven’t done before? I am conducting my first series of workshops and that’s scary! What “new” thing are you doing these days? Let me know in the comments section of this post.

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9 Comments

  1. Shoaib Anwar

    Nice moral booster article 🙂 loved the post ….. it seems like an article by a “specialized psychiatrist” 🙂

    Regards,
    Shoaib Anwar

  2. Thanks for the motivation boost. I agree, it’s about progress. This was a good reminder.

    • Hey Stefan! Thanks for the appreciation!
      How’s your Project Life Mastery site coming along? I bumped into your YT video quite sometime ago, highly recommended!!

  3. Brenda Cor

    Momekh,
    Thanks for the email. It came just at the right time. I had my first online sale today! Your writing makes me want to really go for my dream. Yes, I’m a little afraid of failing, but you remind me it’s time to get out of my comfort zone.
    I wish you continued success.
    Brenda

    • Glad I could help Brenda.
      First sale? That’s great news!! Hope this is first of many 😉

  4. Momekh, as usual I love your post. I have found that growing a business is a quick road to experiencing fear, and then constantly challenging yourself to move forward despite the fear. I just re-launched my first SaaS business, including upgrades to the software, additional classes and coaching and re-design. All this while being a sponsor at a major event for my second SaaS business. There is a different thing I’m afraid of every day. I have found that I’m not as upset by the little things, or to put it another way, the little things seem extremely tiny and the medium scary things are now little. So you grow in your ability to handle the fear, I guess, is the lesson. But only if you take those steps, as you say in this post.

    On another note, I’ve been playing with Pinterest for fun. I wonder if you should add a Pinterest pin for your two pictures, which could go viral. Even if they came from somewhere else, your name would be attached to it. I have no idea how to do this, but I love the pictures and I’ll bet a lot of others would, too.

    Gina

    • Thats some scary stuff! 🙂 Excellent!
      And there is a plugin for it I think. Will look into it. I love the images too though. Thanks Gina.
      I wish you the best!

    • Khan Yousafzai

      Your post remind me of the days of my youth (i still think i am young:) ) and the feelings were exactly the same… when i ran the first long distance run all alone for 45 km … or when i completed the first 100 rounds of our swimming pool non-stop….. or recently when i started a business of electronics gadgets development and had to manually solder the 200 or so Printed Circuit Boards all by myself…. Its an awesome feeling… One that emboldens you… charges you to do the impossible…..

      Momekh ! good post … keep it up and keep us charged :)…

      Allah Hafiz

      • You ARE young, simply because you said so! 😛
        Your story is amazing bhai jee! Keep inspiring and keep doing! All the best!

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