This is part 8 of an 8 part blog series titled, “Become the Person Who Can Move Mountains.” This blog is about Faith & Fear. Other blogs in this series are: Self-Esteem, Visualization, Knowledge, Patience, Understanding, Giving Back, and Love.

We all possess important qualities within us. Some people know what their qualities are, and can access them at any time. For others, they have not discovered what they are. We all have the capabilities within us to succeed. Why is it that some people succeed while others don’t? What makes us so different? What is lacking? Here are some tips to help you become the person who can move mountains by using the tools that you already have. This is an 8 part blog series.

Faith and Fear: Without one, you wouldn't have the other. Faith helps us move on, while fear stiffens our ability to.

Faith in oneself is the acknowledgement that you know and trust your own abilities, your own judgment in all situations. When faith in oneself is not there, fear takes its place. For an example; if you have made a few bad choices in a row, the next situation that arises you will question yourself, and you will not have the faith in yourself to make a good, sound choice. The fear has set in and you second guess your decisions. What do I do to stop the fear from creeping in? Acknowledge it as fear and know that it is not real; it is all made up in the mind. Here is another example, we will look at it from both angles; you are an awesome long jumper, you have won many trophies for your long jump capabilities. There is a National event coming up in two weeks that is the highest ranking honor for all long jumpers. You are looking forward to the event; you will rank number 1 in the nation if you win. You train vigorously for the upcoming event. It is now one week away from the event, the media and the tabloids have mentioned you numerous times, along with your competitors. It is now a few days before the big event and the media is focusing their attention on one of your competitors, you are not happy about this. You start to let it bother you. What is happening is, you are not focusing on your abilities. It is your abilities that got you there in the first place. Trust in your abilities and have faith in them, and you will get the trophy. What will happen if you let fear take over? One of your competitors will win. Fear will consume you if you don’t have faith in yourself and your abilities. Fear leads to unnecessary worrying. You might worry so much that it can take a toll on your body physically. You start by not being able to sleep, your eating is effected, and you can’t focus on your training. Fear has taken over.

When you focus on the fear, you are asking the universe to give it to you. For an example, I am broke, I am so tired of being broke, it is hard to function being so broke! What am I focusing on? Being broke! Am I open to new opportunities and welcoming new situations that might improve my circumstance? No, I am too busy focusing on how being broke is effecting my life. Here is how it should be, I have the ability to work a computer, I know a lot of programs, I know how to work a cash register, I love working with people, etc. The difference is, you are focusing on the faith in yourself and your abilities. These are the things that will pull you out of your situation.

Faith and fear in others: We are a sponge, everything we see and hear we absorb. We find balance in everything in our lives. It is when others don’t have faith; they live in fear and that upsets the balance in our lives. Have you heard the term “emotional vampire?” This is the person that drains you of your energy. You could have the best day, until you get that phone call or knock on the door. You don’t have to absorb other peoples fear, their negativity! Clean out your energy! We live in the age of social media; there are so many different personalities and so many people voicing their opinion. How do you tune out their fear? Look at Facebook like a radio station; feel free to turn the channel if you don’t like what is being said and it’s effecting your energy. This is your life you’re living; you don’t have to succumb to the thoughts and actions of others.

Faith and fear in religion: Without fear we wouldn't turn to faith. It is during those times of fear that we turn more to our faith. It doesn't matter what religion you are, what part of the world you are from, when you have faith in your religion it nourishes your soul and the less chance that fear will come in. So continue to pray and believe in who or what you believe in, and it will continue to leave fear at bay.

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