In yesterday’s post we said that most fear is unwarranted and often fear can be good for us. But what about when it paralyzes you from taking action?
You don’t ask the girl to dance, because she might say no. You spend another 30 minutes on your expense account instead of making the sales call. You bury yourself in busywork, instead of calling that prospect.
Did you miss out on the love of your life because you were afraid to approach them? Did someone else get rich with your idea, because you were too timid to act? Did someone else sponsor that “Diamond Director” because you were afraid to call him or her?
When fear holds you back from your highest good, it’s out of control. And you have to do something about it. So what should you do?
Well I can’t think of a better thing to tell you than the following passage from “As a Man Thinketh.”
"Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life."
Think about that. And please share your thoughts below.