We can be flying a plane, know how to read the instruments, and know it’s about to crash.
But if we don’t know how to control the machine – not just know what’s happening – we’ll never control the results.
To successfully eliminate fear we must become aware of 2 things:
1. Where it comes from.
2. How to eliminate it.
Millions of books explain the first – we rarely learn the second (the key to our success).
I’m not talking about what part of the brain creates fear.
What causes one person to feel fear, and not another – what drives fear?
The answer is knowledge – but since we never learn about ourselves in school, we can’t understand what this means.
To have confidence to take action, we must feel motivated – the problem is fear can outweigh motivation (by a lot!).
All success, before it materializes, begins as a mental state of confidence in our mind.
Success is simply mental confidence – willingness to take action because we know we’ll reach our destination.
We’re confident when we travel because our GPS delivers consistently accurate information.
We know what we’re doing works – if we follow the blueprint we’ll be successful, so we trust the action and result without a second thought.
But what happens when we’re uncertain a choice will lead to success? Our mindset totally changes – fear enters.
Imagine, suddenly, on our GPS dies.
The foundation of confidence in our power to succeed – knowledge – is suddenly gone.
Every turn is now a potential unknown, which our brain says worries lead to suffering – short or long-term.
But our biggest block to success isn’t action, it’s our beliefs in our ability.
Beliefs are ideas we gain throughout our lives, which drive our emotions, and expectations of results.
They also drive our beliefs about our potential – many of which are false.
They reason knowledge can change our life forever is because it focuses action, eliminates time and effort, and can lead us straight to results.
What gives us confidence to take action is knowledge – certainty we’ll succeed.