"When you feel fear, ask yourself this question. What positive action is this fear preparing me to take?"
Sometimes we allow ourselves to be stopped by our fear. We think it must signal danger. We worry about negative results. Fear can actually signal that you are ready to move outside your comfort zone. When you can face that fear, you can stretch yourself beyond your limitations and achieve things you didn't know you could.
This week: Pay attention to what causes you feel fear. Are you worried about failing? Do you think you can't do something? This week allow the fear to be a signal that there is a positive action you are getting ready to take. Identify it. Ask yourself: "What positive action must I take to overcome this fear?" Take that action. Notice what happens to your fear. Does it disappear when you think about it as signaling a positive action? Notice how empowered you feel.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and expert in helping people overcome their limitations using her solution focused approach. For more information or to get her monthly tips and coaching challenge, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .