A prevalent issue among many people is a feeling of anxiety and fear about various things that may be affecting their lives on a day to day basis. However, operating out of these negative emotions can be incredibly self-sabotaging. If your mind is constantly dwelling on the very thing you fear the most, you are actively forcing yourself off your dream path - the path that you would prefer to be on if those issues weren't bothering you.
I am no stranger to this incredibly self-defeating issue. I have had plenty of moments where I thought, "What if this happens?," or "What if that happens?". A big reason why I dwelled on these issues is the fact that I was operating out of anxiety about completing a particular goal that I was not passionate about in the first place. It was hard for me to really feel confident about completing a goal that, deep down, didn't excite me.
However, I began to take serious inventory of my dreams from a long time ago and the goals that I really wanted to complete in my life. I began to question what I feared, and whether it was really worth fearing those things in the first place. I then made a decision to stop operating out of negative emotion and re-shape my thinking in a more positive direction by listening to encouraging speakers and reading inspirational literature. I also began stopping my thought-process when it started down a anxiety-oriented path. Changing your thought-processing is a hard thing to do at first, since you have trained yourself over a course of time to think a certain way. However, when you actively change your thoughts in a more positive direction, it is amazing how your life and the way you see the world around you changes as well.
Today, I encourage you to stop operating out of anxiety and/or fear and begin to take steps in a more positive direction. If you need help doing this, you can check out books in your local bookstore on how to do this, or even seek out professional help if you are experiencing difficulty not operating out of worry. Everyone can change their thoughts if they choose want to do so. Why not take inventory of the way you think and whether you need to make adjustments as well?
-By: Cafe Belle's Barista