By Ettie Rutherford
Being fearful is a constant reminder of our vulnerability. Everyone, regardless of age, regardless of financial standing, regardless of culture or religion, is afraid of something. Consequently, instead of moving on, in spite of doubt, some of you repeatedly say, “But what if?” — three words, which usually take you on a negative detour.
“But what if”, prevents you from trusting your instincts, acknowledging your strengths, and minimizes the importance of your past accomplishments. Those words fill you with self-doubt and helplessness, while robbing you of the courage and motivation to keep pursuing what you want to achieve.
In order to ignore your fears, you should:
1. Stop expecting immediate success in all areas of your life.
2. Remember that fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. Do not make it real.
3. Accept the fact that life will never be perfect.
4. Discipline yourself to accept small accomplishments.
5. Ignore small setbacks, instead of giving them a life of their own.
6. Replace whining with praying.
Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org