Defying Fear To Pursue Your Purpose


Knowing our purpose and going for it can be difficult with fear teasing us into submission.

The lack of courage intimidates us. We procrastinate despite good intentions.

We find ourselves confronted with fears of our past over shadowing any courage we are able to mount every time we attempt to push.

One of my coaching clients said she wasn’t able to push through because of fear. When she is unable to step beyond the fear she becomes more entrenched in a paralysis of fear.

Own the fact that you are worthy of being your own best friend.

You are deserving of this dream in your heart.

If you make it a point to resist your fears a little bit every day your fears will become smaller and courage will develop greater.

Fear never lead you to a positive end.

Celebrate yourself and push yourself on.

Passionately figure out the why.

Find something you are more afraid of than your fear. Some people are afraid of public speaking, disappointing their children or even missing out on something in life. We all overcome our fears when there is something we passionately want. Reason come first answers come second. Ask, “Why is this a “must” for me not a “should?”


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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