Guest post by Platinum Speaker Maja Kazazic
Learn who you are
We are constantly bombarded by the vast amount of information. And I don’t mean the most obvious things like, tv, magazines, music, etc. But also things like people around us and subliminal messages we receive regularly from people and things around us. All of these influence what and how we think and do. Sadly, in the society that concentrates mostly on negative news and so many uncertainties — we produce more and more fear — whether we realize it or not. This subliminal and seemingly small fear then changes our decisions and essentially who we REALLY are. To block that fear you have to block the negativity. UNPLUG from the noise and get to know the real you. You just might be surprised what you find!
Rock the boat
Have you ever wondered why you do certain things? Or why you do anything? Because we are exposed to so many outside influences in this world of too much information, we get overwhelmed and set to auto-pilot, because auto pilot means things will stay pretty much the same, and we can at least try to predict what will happen. Get your self off of the auto-pilot and ask yourself – WHY? When you ask yourself “why” you will start questioning your decisions and “rocking the boat”. When you are constantly rocking the boat you are not afraid of change. You get used to the waves, and dare I say, you might end up liking them!
Long Term Goals
I feel pretty confident saying that every wrong decision you ever made was a short term decision! When we are in fear (whether we realize it or not) we want that fear to go away. And we want it gone NOW. So we will make decisions that will benefit us in the short term — but in the long run…..hhhmmm….that may be a different story. So when you making a decision, stop for a moment and think about long term consequences of that decisions before you act!
Because we are living in a world of too much information and are constantly bombarded with new things that we haven’t had the time to process, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with that “deer in a headlight” expression. It all just becomes too much, so it’s very easy to “play it safe” and just stop any new information. This happens in my mind — “Is bacon good for me? No it’s not, it’s going to kill me. Oh no wait, it’s actually good for me, it’s brain food. Wait, what ?…… Sooooo…… can I eat bacon or not?”
One of the best ways to conquer fear is KNOWLEDGE! And if something scares you or you need to make a decision — learn about it. Don’t just read one liners and titles on FB. Don’t just skim the information — actually learn about it and all sides of the issue. Just as quickly your head fills with knowledge just as quickly your fears will float away.
This is particularly hard. But you have to understand that people are NOT better or worse than you or anyone else. We are all just different. Stop comparing yourself and try to fit into a mold. YOU are what makes YOU SPECIAL. Be ok with it and don’t feel the need to justify it to anyone. Way too often we make life choices because we are so concerned about what others think. Forget others. Pretend you are living in the “Truman Show” and everyone is just an actor for you. Everyone is your supporting character so you can reach your full potential.
Don’t let fear of others and what they think stop you from reaching your full potential!
Say NO to Fear! Do one thing this week that scares you!!! Go. Do it.
I’d love to know your thoughts and comments! What are some of the ways you overcame your fear? Do you have a challenge that scares you?
About Maja Kazazic:
Keynote Speaker. Entrepreneur. Solution Finder. Strategist. Survivor.
With an indomitable spirit and the real-world strategies that both captivate audiences and give how-to solutions they need to create lasting, positive change in their lives Keynote Speaker Maja Kazazic is unforgettable.
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