Fear: don’t let your past affect your future

Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.

Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.

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This column is for those who struggle with fear. Essentially the traps you can’t seem to break free from in your head.

Your mindset won’t allow you the freedom you desire because, after all, the one thing we all want in life, is to have the freedom to do the things we’ve always wanted to do. Be that personal, family oriented or through growing a successful business and giving you financial freedom to enjoy the finer things in life.

“Limits, like fear, are often just an illusion”. One of many great quotes from basketball legend Michael Jordan. Once we free ourselves from the shackles, we can have the freedom to achieve our aspirations and dreams. We’re going to talk about a few of these things, and how we break through them.

Past failure - this is a major obstacle to some. Failed businesses, relationships, goals. Failure can relate to many aspects of a person’s life. The difference in those who experience failure is the way they choose to handle it.

There is no one on this planet who has not experienced failure in something. Those who go on to have successful businesses, relationships and continue to meet goals and move forward, are the ones who accept it and step forwards time and time again. Don’t let your past affect your future.

Change - people fear change. It can be a scary prospect to many people. Reading our columns each week, you’ll know we love a good quote. “If it doesn’t challenge you; it doesn’t change you”.

Many people tip toe through life. Broaden the horizon. You don’t have to conform to the norm that 95% of people follow.

Do something that will change the course you are on. Look back to the last point. This can relate to a lot of different areas of your life. Change something.

Difficulty - nothing that is worth something will ever come easy. A strong marriage. A successful business. Getting in the best shape of your life. If it wasn’t difficult there would be no growth. Things will work against you. Your beliefs, time, and the amount of effort you’re willing to put in. If you’re willing to do the work, you can have anything.

What is fear? Fear everything and run. Or. Face everything and rise. What will it be?