Can anyone be truly FEARLESS?

I've asked myself that question thousands of times, and I'm not convinced. Based on everything I teach, the answer would seem to be yes, but there is a catch.

Being Fearless is all about the choices and decisions we make when fear shows up in our lives. When we are faced with doubts, anxiety and fear,we may look for a way out. Try to deny it's presence. Pretend that everything is okay. But the extraordinary part is when you face your fears, when you are willing to acknowledge them, it is an extremely empowering place to be.

Fear is our clarion call: the signal that there is something you need to change in order to live a completely fulfilled life. Honoring this feeling is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

Susan Jeffers, author of the book Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways(r) says fear is essentially a lack of belief in your ability to handle whatever comes your way.

But fear is also instinctual and lifesaving. When kept in it's rightful place, fear is actually a vital part of the human experience. In the case of physical harm, the body launches into fight or flight syndrome. The reaction may be valuable to people encountering physical danger, but in daily life, this doesn't really do us much good.

For many, fear has a warped place of prominence in their lives. But in order to leap into your greatest dreams, you need to learn the real purpose of fear, where it has gone awry in your life, and how you can direct it toward your future success.

Fear is an extraordinary motivating force. When that alarm bell goes off and you hear the call to action, then being fearless is simply the choice you've made to find out what that's all about.
You see when fear shows up in my life, I get really curious. I want to know what that's about. I don't run from change, I embrace it, because I know I'm the biggest beneficiary of what lies on the other side of fear.

So can you be FEARLESS? I don't actually believe that's possible. There's always old tapes to change, new behaviors to learn, occasions to step out into the void and hope we can find our safe ground again. That's the adventure of life. Fear is the sharp edge of excitement - Sam Keen.

So embrace your Fearless side and love the process of change. It's the only thing we can guarantee.

Author's Bio: 

Human behavior expert Jacqueline Wales is known by many to be the Fearless lady. Her programs have helped women around the world develop strong personal success, powerful communication and clear visions of their goals. She is the author of The Fearless Factor, as well as several other compilations, including When The Crow Sings, a novel, and the creator of The 10 Healthy Habits of Fun, Fearless People. She is also the host of her weekly radio show Fearlessly Speaking on Achieve Radio on Sundays at 5pm EST. Go to and pick up your complimentary e-course The 4 EASY steps to overcoming fear so you can become your BEST SELF NOW.