|Have you ever been so tired of wanting to do certain things, but feeling too afraid to actually do them?|
Skiing is a perfect example for me. I had been wanting to go, but I was terrified.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve sustained multiple injuries while skiing: dislocating both shoulders, tearing knee cartilage, and hurting my fingers.
I love the mountains, the sport – and my family loves to ski, too!
But fear has ruled my decision to avoid skiing for a long time. My thoughts included: “It is so easy to get hurt.” “I am afraid to ski,” or “I am too old.”
Recently, I decided to conquer my fear of skiing. Over holiday break, my family and I visited Colorado.
I decided I would try to become a good skier while not being ruled by past fears.
First, I took some lessons to re-learn proper techniques.
Second, I imagined myself skiing well. Then I focused only on good skiers as I rode the chair lift.
Finally, and most importantly, I focused on true thoughts that gave me energy while I skied. Thoughts such as:
- “I know how to ski.”
- “I trust the skis to do their job.”
- “Skiing is fun.”
Guess what? I had a very fun time skiing and, miraculously, I was not afraid.
I had plenty of evidence that I had good reason to be afraid, but I don’t want to be ruled by fear in any area of my life.
Beliefs can be changed if we want them to be changed.
Are there any beliefs that you would like to change? I’d love to hear!
P.S.—Changing a belief starts by creating a powerful intention. Join me Friday 2/8 at 12 pm CST in a FREE class about “How to Use Intention to Reach Your Goals Fast.” Sign up HERE!