Act In Spite of Fear
By Mick Hastings
The formula for manifestation in our physical universe is known to be “thoughts lead to
feelings, which lead to actions, which lead to results.” Most people have plenty of
thoughts and feelings, but the breakdown for many seems to be ability to take “action”.
The culprit, of course, is fear. That is why to succeed in life you must cultivate the trait of
Courage is “taking action is spite of fear“. In fact, you can only experience courage in
face of fear. Fear is our greatest obstacle to living happy, peaceful and powerful lives.
The true definition of fear is “anticipation of pain.” Since anticipation is based in the future
and the future only exists in our imagination, fear does not exist in reality. It only lives in our
Therefore, it is our own protective mind that prevents us from taking the actions
necessary to attain our dreams. As the cartoon character Pogo so appropriately states,
“We have met the enemy and he is us”.
The protective mind is like an over worried mother. It is constantly creating “doom and
gloom” scenarios trying to scare the heck out of us, in the hopes that we won’t try
anything new. Its favorite words are “what if.” “What if this happens? What if that
happens?” Even though none of these things have actually happened, and chances are
none of these things will ever happen, this “soap opera” script continues to blare loudly in
Unfortunately we tend to take this mind frick as gospel and our wonderful ideas of
growth and opportunity, become full of uncertainty and doubt. Recognize that our
protective mind is not necessarily to be believed; that its agenda has nothing to do with
making us happy or successful, but only to keep us in a place that is safe, secure and
Unfortunately many people wait for their fear to subside before taking action. Big
mistake! It is not necessary to get rid of fear in order to act. It’s not necessary to “kill” the
cobra! The more effective strategy is to learn to “tame” the cobra of fear by
acknowledging the feelings and then taking action anyway. Fear itself holds no real
power over you. You and you alone give fear its power. If you allow fear to stop you, it
will. If you recognize it as the protective part of you, doing it’s job (far to well), you can
simply say to your mind, “thank you for sharing” and then proceed into action.
Realize that successful people have fear. Successful people have doubts and successful
people worry. The only difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is
that successful people act in spite of their fear, doubt, and worry. So can you!
The darkness of fear begins to disappear in the light of action. Because your protective
mind (where fear resides) lives only in past or future, fear cannot exist in the present
moment. Actions, however, only exist in the present moment, meaning that in the midst
of focused action, fear dissipates.
The voice of fear is not you. It is only a conditioned “tape” from the past projecting into
the future. Once you can recognize that you are the one playing the tape and not the
tape itself, you are free!
Ask yourself, “What would I do, if I absolutely knew I could not fail?” The answer will give
you a good indication of what you would do and who you would become if you lived
based in heart and spirit vs. fear!
Think of your dreams, your relationships, your career, your time, your recreational
activities, and your environment (where you live and with whom you associate). Where in
your life are you letting fear, doubt or worry stop you from taking the necessary actions
for happiness and success? What would you do if you could not fail? From this day forth,
begin to act as if you could not fail and watch as miracles unfold!
I act in spite of fear, doubt and worry!
I take action towards my happiness and success!
For your freedom,
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