Brendan Francis once said, “Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” So many people are held back by fear. Fear is nothing more than a thought. Fear is meant to hold you back. Fear makes us uncomfortable with trying something “outside the box.” We seem to place limitations on ourselves, afraid of both the possible and the impossible.
Why is this? In a few words, fear of failure, rejection, and what others might think of us. We need to overcome these mental blocks, busting right through them. There is freedom found in “the box of life,” and it’s a box without walls. Once you develop the habit of overcoming limiting thoughts, you will be on your way to an action-packed life.
What does it mean to be inside a mental mind-box? It’s being mentally trapped on account of not having expanded your independent mind. It’s letting others tell you how to be and act, overpowering you through manipulation and guilt. It’s when fear of failure makes you sweep your ideas, whether brilliant or outlandish, back under the rug. It’s when every time you want to try something new; your mind builds a wall to barricade you in.
I came from a failing background, but once I got past the fear of being a failure as a child in foster care, the only way I could go was up. I once heard Dr. Wayne Dyer state “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” How true that is! So what if you have bad habits, lack ambition, or have endured a life of tragedy? We need to think of these situations as personal development teachers that aid us in improving our character.
Throughout my life, I’ve taken the opportunity to learn lessons from hard knocks. I wouldn’t be a top rated motivational speaker and an author of six inspirational books if I never learned, or wasn’t able to move along in a forward, positive direction. Even when we have every advantage in this life, we often choose not to advance in a positive direction.
Watch this new video “Believe” – An inspirational video made from motivational speaker Derek Clark’s speech on never giving up! Within you lies the power of courage and tenacity to go after your dreams. Tell yourself that you have what it takes to push through fear and self doubt so that you can own your life. Don’t let your tough past or the mistakes that you’ve made defeat you. I’m keeping it real…I have failed so many times but my failures did not define me or defeat me.
When I was a child in foster care, I could never control my environment but I learned one thing that I had the ability to control…my attitude. Now as an adult and a parent, I have the power to find meaning in my life verses misery in my life. It is all about a shift in perspective. I am always working on myself so that I can pass on to my kids generational blessings and not curses.
I have learned to focus on right now…this moment…that is all I really have to – make – it- happen! You are full of endless potential. Your hope and greatness can become contagious. Believe it and Live it! I hope you enjoy the video. Please Share the message with others.
If we look at ourselves as action-takers and winners, we will no longer settle for a life filled with the “Poor Me Syndrome.” When we box ourselves in, allow dreams to fade away, or let the world set limits to what we deserve, we become nothing more than robots with no purpose but to breathe in air and do just enough to get by.
Most people want to make a difference in both their lives and the lives of other people, but lack a plan of action. Guess what? The plan will not drop onto your lap and say “Here I am!” You have to make the map yourself. It is going to be a crazy maze, but once you have set your purpose and your goal, your map and compass will show you true north, and nobody will ever hold you back again. Today is your day to start a new life. It is all starts with your attitude. Make your attitude your best friend and not your worst enemy, and life will deliver something great to you.
By Derek Clark
Motivational Speaker and Author of Six Inspirational Books