“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” – Jim Rohn
When life presents us with challenging situations or when we are confronted with personal fears, we have two choices; To resign to this part of ourselves and face we will always be this way, saying “What can I do?” “That’s just the way I am” …or take responsibility for them, by stepping into our fears and changing our life.
Charles Givens reminds us that, “You have to let go of your past in order to effectively design your future.” In other words to let go of who you think you are, and take action, instead of wishing things were different.
Instead of asking “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?” – Eckhart Tolle
Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. … When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative. When we allow negative thoughts in and continually feed them, we cannot focus on how to change our situation.
Firstly, be honest with yourself “What part of you is fearful and why do you find it so hard to accept?”. When we acknowledge and accept this truth, we can start to recognise the conditioned pattern of our thoughts that bring our fear’s to the surface. You need to be able to watch yourself in these fearful situations and see how you can act differently.
Becoming conscious of this fear will begin to change the course you have created in life and as you step into the fear and realise it wasn’t as big or as scary as you first thought, you will be able to address other parts of your life too.
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it” ~ Eckhart Tolle
Wake up and be conscious of your fearful thoughts. “Are they real?” “Are they preventing your growth?” if so, why are you holding onto to them? Challenge yourself to feel uncomfortable in fearful situations and work through changing your thoughts. If we do what we have always done, we will always have the same results.
We all have the “Ability” to “Respond” differently in all situations. Each day is a new beginning.
“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally”. – Eckhart Tolle