Review of Week 6 – Go BIG With Changing My Fear From Active to Latent

This week I went BIG with changing my fears from active to latent, and I learned that my fears cropped up when I wanted to take action.   When I heard the voice inside saying: “you shouldn’t “, or  ”you couldn’t”, “watch out for”,  I knew it was some outdated fears in my mind talking.

Fears are useful to warn you of danger, but you can’t let them get too powerful or they will stop you from enjoying life.  By changing them from ‘active’ to ‘latent’, they no longer immobilize you.

Fears are focused on outcomes in the future, but by staying present, and experimenting and having fun, you enjoy life more.

There are no certainties in life, except that the unexpected is sure to happen, whether you are fearful or not, so you might as well GO BIG and pursue your dreams.

You are never too old to start seizing the opportunities in life.  Today is the perfect time to start enjoying the rest of your life.

I love this quote on fear by Marianne Williamson:

(note – she is running for the US Congress as an Independent)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles

52 Weeks to Optimizing Yourself 2014 – Week 6 – Go BIG With Changing My Fear From ‘Active’ to ‘Latent’

change fear to latent

Positive thoughts make fear latent

 In Bill Gates’ book, “The Impatient Optimist”, when he is asked if he is guided by fear,  he says:  “Fear should guide you but it should be latent. I have some latent fear. I consider failure on a regular basis.”

For this week’s optimizing yourself exercise, I am going BIG with changing my fear from active to latent

I will let you know how it goes next week.

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