Man raising arms in triumph

One of my greatest fears was a fear of heights, so I jumped out of a plane with a parachute in a tandem jump in 1986. The feeling was beyond words and to this day, I draw strength from it. Such a powerful experience shattered those fears and belief systems and it turned out to be so much fun.

What is your greatest fear? What are your belief systems about that? How do you allow it to hold you back from what you want? What areas of your life does it affect?

Definition of fear:

False Evidence Appearing Real

Have the courage to face and confront your fear and watch it dissolve. When you shine the light of awareness and truth on fear, it becomes clear that it is false evidence that appeared real.

The power of positive thinking overwhelms and destroys fear and negativity. It requires just as much energy to be negative as it does to be positive, yet the consistent long term results are very different. Which do you choose now?

Creating a strong pattern of positive thinking creates an empowered life and success. If you use that same energy in a negative direction the results are destructive.

Either way, you have to expend the same amount of energy. Doesn’t it make more sense to be positive and create the life you want and deserve?

If you have a negative pattern or fear, consistent focus on a new, positive thought, pattern or behavior for 20 days will replace the old one. Positive self talk is so important and powerful.

Scientists have discovered that over 95% of all negative thoughts and fears do not happen. Negative thoughts are a waste of energy because eventually you have to focus on the positive and what you actually want to create and do it.

So why worry, it will probably NEVER happen.

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale

Lee Papier writes the "Have a Magnificent Day" blog on Beliefnet.

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