Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Overcoming Fear

I have been writing about fear, do you know why? Because it has been the major reason why youth's fail to achieve success.

“The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure that you seek.” - Joseph Campbell

My question is, what’s the treasure you’re seeking in your life right now?

- A new career?
- Starting your own business?
- Choosing your live partner?
- Starting that project etc?

It doesn’t matter what it is, but if you’re not pursuing dream with 100% of your energy… it’s because you are being paralyzed, and robbed of your full power by Mr Fear.

Fear is something ALL of us go through on our journey to greatness.
No doubt about it, stepping out of the 'herd' takes guts, i know what am talking about because i have been through it before.

- There will be haters.
- There will be times when you feel like throwing in the towel.

Don't worry, just remember…It’s not an absence of fear that will make you great, but your ability to overcome it. In one word, it’s about your levels of courage.

No wonder courage is a word that doesn’t get used a lot in the mainstream. you must overcome your fears so you can step into your greatness! Think positive and always dream big. Action and action is what you need to boost your courage to be able to punch fear directly in the face and knock it down.

Hope Uchemadu

Courage Attracts Success.

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill

Why courage to listen? Because we are opening up to alternative ideas and as a result our precious beliefs and fixed ideas may be threatened and our ego rightness put in question. But without genuine listening there is no chance of real progress being made. Great men and women - and our best leaders - are not afraid to speak from the heart nor to listen generously.

Being negative is easy. There will always be a downside to everything good, a hurdle to everything desirable, a con to every pro. The real courage is in finding the good in what you have, the opportunities in every hurdle, the pros in every con.

Fear of unknown was standing against me 5 years ago. I was dinning with Mr Fear thinking that is the only way out. I tried short cuts but they only lead me back to where i started from not until when i began to confront fear with a positive mindset. I stepped out with action because my comfort zone is no longer comfortable for me. I staged fear with confidence, knowing that i am going to courage gave me confidence of winning. Not taking risk is more riskier than taking risk.

Fast forward to today. I defeated fear of public speaking, i started my company. I am the CEO of Hopat Consulting a small business coach and consulting firm,author of 3 books, founder of successpace development centre (spadec) an NGO to help youth's on entrepreneurship skills, personal and professional development. It took me more than 5 years to re-define my true self ,make 'U' turn and focus on the right qualities, it was not easy but the truth is, i am not doing bad.

You too can achieve extra- ordinary, all you need do is to re-define, re-establish your values and focus on the right qualities. Be courageous to start and be confidence in yourself. You will succeed.

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