If All You Have Is a Hammer Everything Starts to Look Like a Nail

Let Go of Fear

Most of our lives are spent reusing the information collected in our formative years. Thus, when anything new enters our arena we immediately go to the past to try to make sense of it. The outcome is we each see our world through some really heavily tinted spectacles.

The problem is, IT DOESN’T WORK.

It’s like being a carpenter who only has a hammer in his toolbox and everything that comes in front of him is a nail. How can you get passionate about anything if all you are capable of is knocking the brains out of any information that comes your way?

How do you find out what you were brought onto this planet to do if all you can do is respond in the same way to whatever is put in front of you? How do you rise to the challenges of our society if all you do is apply the same reasoning even though it doesn’t fit?

We don’t like the pressure of being our true selves. Because to do that we have to stand out.

Are we afraid of who we might be? Are we afraid that we can be successful? Afraid that if we admit to ourselves that we have talent we might have to do something with our lives?

We want to discover and use our uniqueness. We want to be fulfilled. We want to find our energy source that is released when we are doing what we are intended to do.

What stops us from releasing our passion, from behaving naturally, what makes us waste energy?

FEAR.

How do you lose the fear and tap into your energy? Discover what are your passions and unique gifts and share them!

Here’s a quote from writer Judy Blume that I believe captures the essence of this idea:

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”

Your turn: What are techniques you use to overcome fear? Leave a comment below!

Deidra Miller
Administrative and Marketing Consultant

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