Archive for December, 2014

How to overcome Fear of Failure

Fear is an unpleasant sensation that can take over your life. Everyone can be a victim of fear but it is still in the person’s control if he or she would allow to be overcome by it. Most of the time, fear of something causes us to lose focus on our goals. If we are aiming to reach our goals in no time, we should learn how to effectively conquer our fears. Your life is yours to live and no one else should have the power to tell you how you should live your life. Not even your own fear or fear of failure.

There is no magic pill that can transform you into a fearless human being. Fear of something is a human nature. Most especially when we go outside of our comfort zone, we feel scared and anxious. Overcoming fear of failure is not easy but it can be done especially if you are serious to take your personal growth to a higher level.

Below are three basic but proven strategies that can help to overcome fear of failure:

Accept that Failure is Inevitable
– Its a fact and failing sucks BIG time!!! But it happens to all of us whether you’re trying to get your dream job, start your business, getting serious to lose weight or transform your current relationship. Failing is actually a necessary step on the path to getting where it is that you want to go.

Take Michael Jordan for instance.

We all know and believe that MJ was blessed with some amazing skill sets in playing basketball. However, did you know that he was cut from his high school basketball team? We don’t have NBA Legend like him if he had taken that as a blow and decided that basketball just wasn’t for him.

Another one is Warren Buffet. One of the world’s richest and most successful businessmen and was rejected by Harvard University.
Always think positive
– Positive thinking is a powerful tool to build self-confidence and neutralize self-sabotage. Developing the habit of positive thinking does not happen overnight. It is a process that you need to regularly form and manifest in order to develop into a habit. The key is awareness. Once you notice that your thoughts doesn’t feel good (Disappointment, Loneliness, Sadness, Anger etc), shift it immediately to those things that makes you smile. Think of the last vacation you experience with your love one or think of your pet. Just shift your thoughts that will elevate good feelings (Joy, Love, Excitement, Abundance etc). Again, awareness is key!!
Visualize Success
– Positive thinking alone is not enough. You should also practice to visualize success. Research has shown that we can achieve best results when we balance positive thinking with visualizing. Always look at the bigger picture of things. When you visualize your success, try to think long term, so that you can completely enjoy your triumph. You can visualize an incident facing an obstacle, feel the fear and see yourself succeeding despite these obstacles.

 

Wishing you Abundance and Success,

Abraham-Sig

Dealing with Stress

Stress is a result of hopelessness, frustration, fear and anger. You should deal with it as soon as possible because it can affect many aspects of your life. It will surely bring your mood down and you will just attract more negative things. Your health is also at stakes if you focus your energy to it.

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Do we really need to fell stressful about almost anything? I know that work can be stressful and any other issues you may encounter as we go along with our daily life. You can think for a specific problem for a while but don’t let it stressed you. If you let stress overcome you, you are unable to deal with any problem effectively. Stress is like a ball of chains that’s always with you and it will prevent you to the dream life you are aiming for.

How to deal with Stress Effectively? Here are some tips that you can use:

Love what you do
– If work is the one causing you so much stress, learn to love it and be passionate with it. Off course there will some aspect of your work/job that can give you too much stress but don’t focus on it. Get your attentions to those thinks that excites you and help you to feel great again. Strive to do things that you are most passionate about so that you can perform to the best of your ability. Love your work and love the people you work with so that you can work with them in perfect harmony.

Accept that each one of us is unique
– We are born unique and even twins have their own differences. You are different from other people and vice versa. If other people do not meet your expectations, you just have to accept it. Accept it with your entire hearth and do not waste your time passing judgment on other people. It will be just a waste of time, energy and there is nothing you can do about it. Accept things as they are and just let go.

Learn to accept criticism
– To be criticized is normal. It’s one of human nature to say something both bad and good to another person. It is how you accept criticism can make a difference. You have to accept it graciously and in a positive way. When someone criticize you and it does not feel so good, just shake it off and learn to use it for your own good. You will surely receive many criticisms about your physical looks, your family, your work and countless others. If you spend too much time stressing on these things, it will only frustrate you even further.

Focus on the task on hand
– Do things one at a time. Prioritize a thing that needs to be done first. You will feel overwhelm if you are not focus on a single task and it will only lead to more stress. Always remember that your focus determines results. If you are unable to keep your focus, you can expect to never arrive at your destination.

Be Optimistic
– It is important for you to have a positive outlook on life because it gives you more room to grow. Optimism encourages growth and it helps a person push their self to the limit. If you are always hopeful that everything will be already right, there is no room to become stress on something again.

Think Good Thoughts
– If you allow too many negative thoughts on your head, you will feel down and stressed. The less negative thoughts you allow to enter your head the better you’re going to start feeling about yourself and your life. With this, you will be more effective in handling any situations and it will lead to decrease the stress you are experiencing. Start thinking those good thoughts without delay and you’ll never look back.

Watch your diet and exercise
– These are pretty obvious things that you need to do but seldom neglected. How you can feel good if you are not eating good foods that can give you the energy you need? If you can clean up your diet, then you will see your energy levels rise. You can use this energy to punch back stress and leave a healthy life. You can chuck that bag of junk foods and eat something that your body will actually digest rather than just feel full on. Having the necessary energy will allow you to get a good amount of exercise and will put the chemicals in your body back into balance. Furthermore, during exercise, you also redirect your attentions to focus on your exercise routines and leave stress behind. It’s hitting two birds with one stone. You are walking towards healthy body and walking away from stress.

Meditate
– Just like exercise, meditation is good stress relievers. Meditation is the process of quieting one’s mind. You can keep the mind silent amidst all the struggles, doubts, pain and stress that you are feeling, and it is possible because meditation is able to channel through the state of consciousness beyond what you experience when you are awake. Meditation can be done any way and in any hour of the day. You can choose to start your day with meditation, so you will be more effective in your various functions. Learn to relax during meditation so that you can deal with stress more effectively later.

Wishing you Abundance and Success,

Abraham-Sig