Fear

by Michael Berry on September 22, 2014

images-10Fear has an evolutionary purpose: it is designed to keep us safe from harm. The normal “fight or flight” response is how the human body reacts when confronted with serious and impending danger.
 
However, in life today, there are relatively few things we encounter that can actually cause us harm. And while there certainly are trauma-based events, physical dangers and unsavory individuals to be avoided, these situations are not what concern us in this post.
 
We are targeting the fear response that isn’t warranted by impending danger.
 
Write down two to five things you did not follow through on in your life because of fear. For each one answer these questions:
 
If you could go back in time and talk to yourself just as you were making that decision, what would you say?
 
If you refused to give up, no matter what it took, and you got the result you desired, how would that impact your decision-making at this point in your life?
 
Did you feel more or less at cause in your life from reacting out of  fear?
 
What are the long-term ripple effects of that decision?
 
How would your life be different if you had followed through?
 
Personal development is our business and our life.
 
Michael Berry
michaelberry@prosperyourmind.com
http://www.prosperyourmind.com
http://blog.prosperyourmind.com
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

 


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Series of Decisions and Actions that Make Successful Results

by Michael Berry on September 21, 2014

427077-business-man-choosing-his-wayIt is a series of decisions and actions that make up a successful result.Imagine two people looking to achieve the same goal: the “smart person” and the doer. The doer makes plenty of mistakes but learns his lessons and gets on with it, while the “smart person” gets caught up in the paralysis of analysis. They think while the other acts. In reality, the key is to do something to see what will really happen, and when it does you can then find solutions to take you to your goal.
 
Many people get stuck in trying to work out problems in advance that they think will occur. The majority of the time, most of these imagined problems never come up. The challenges that many times do arise, however, couldn’t have been predicted beforehand. Once you start taking steps you build momentum, and this momentum will propel you over the hurdles. When you are in action, new opportunities arise, new relationships are built and new resources come into view.
 
Personal development is our business and our life.
 
Michael Berry
michaelberry@prosperyourmind.com
http://www.prosperyourmind.com
http://blog.prosperyourmind.com
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.

 


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The Game of Life Follows a Set of Rules

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Don’t let the Stoppers Keep You from Deciding

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Preparation, Support, and Practice

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It Starts in Your Mind

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What “Drives” You?

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Send an Email to the Universe

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