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Moving Past Fear

Written by Melissa D. Cope on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Business Coaching, Business Leadership, Main Blogroll Page, How to Make a Career Change , How to Change Your Life

Fear is what keeps us from taking action. It seems that for most people, the known - albeit uncomfortable or dissatisfying, is often more comfortable than the unknown. Then at some point, the known becomes so uncomfortable that we force ourselves through the fear to create a new situation. But what if we could save ourselves days, months, even years of living in a dissatisfying situation by actively moving past our fears?

3 Ways to Move Past Fear


Acknowledge that the limitations are not external but internal. It is our perception of the situation that prevents us from taking action, nothing else. We can choose to believe something different and will feel differently and act differently, but the situation will not have changed.

"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself,

but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."

                                                                                      - Marcus Aurelius


Move! Do something. Anything. Stop sitting and thinking about the reasons you cannot do it and stop dwelling on your fear.

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.

If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."

                                                                                - Dale Carnegie


Believe in yourself. Each time you step outside your comfort zone and do something you believe you cannot do, your belief in yourself will grow. If you can repeatedly do the things you think you cannot do, eventually there will be nothing you cannot do.

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience

in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."

                                     - Eleanor Roosevelt


For more on moving past fear, check out Susan Jeffers books: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Feel the Fear and Beyond at:

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About the Author

Melissa D. Cope

Melissa D. Cope

Melissa holds a B.A. in Psychology from Mt. Holyoke College, graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, and trained at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She currently lives in Asheville, NC.

Business Coaching is an expression of Melissa's passion to share the pitfalls and strategies she learned while starting up two small businesses. Her ultimate goal is to help you conquer fear, worry and overwhelm so that you can have more clarity, flow and income in your business.

As your Business Coach, Melissa puts to work her extensive training with iPEC - one of the premiere coach training institutions in the U.S. Focused on solopreneurs and small business coaching, she teaches you how to tap into your unique strengths and gifts so that at the end of the day you feel more energized and fulfilled!



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