How do you eliminate fear? I can tell you in one
paragraph – but you’ll probably forget – so let me
tell you a story.
There was a teenage boy who began selling life
insurance with his mother several decades back.
He was told by his mother to go into a building
and try to sell a policy to every single person
He was scared to do so. But he learned early on
to follow instructions – and he did so.
The first day out in the field he made two sales.
The second day four. The third day – six.
As he improved he began to note what he did to
succeed and what he did when he failed. He realized
that when he was afraid he hesitated and didn’t give
it everything he had.
So he set out to conquer his fear. At first he tried to conquer
his fear through THINKING alone. This helped some –
but not enough. He then realized that if he moved forward,
greeted a prospect, puffed out his chest, spoke loudly, smiled
and so on – that something mysterious happened to the fear.
Where’d it go. Don’t know. But it’s gone.
At that moment the young boy understood that fear is not
always subject to reason – but it always subject to action.
This young boy went on to become a billionaire. He also lived
to age 100 in very good health. His name, W. Clement Stone.
Now this story can become YOUR story.
Think of something you’re afraid to do when it comes to health
Perhaps you’re afraid to lose weight or get fit. Your mind has
reasoned, erroneously, all sorts of stupid scenarios. And you’re
trying to reason with your mind to rid yourself of the fear.
Instead of trying to out-wit your fear – get off your ass and
Lead with your chest. Breathe deeply. Walk fast. Begin
talking with enthusiasm. Tell yourself, out loud, “Today I’m
going to get myself into better shape than I was in yesterday.”
Get into position and knock out a set of Hindu Squats.
Then do a set of Hindu Pushups.
Then do some bridging.
Then do the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener.
Followed by the vaccuum.
Followed by the Power Wheel – http://www.mattfurey.com/powerwheel.html
Follow along with me on the Combat Conditioning DVDs each day, first thing –
http://www.mattfurey.com/conditioning_book.html – and the death of fear
Remember, there are no rewards in life when you sit on the sidelines paralyzed
Your ticket out of the paralysis is simple. Stand up. Stand tall. Breathe deep
Once you’ve done this you’ll understand that the story of the teenage salesman
can be applied to any fear you have.
Lose your fear and get fit fast.
Kick butt – take names,
P.S. One more time: The emotion of fear is not always subject to reason – but it
is ALWAYS subject to forward movement. I’m talking about moving your body
through space and time. Do it and you’ll know that this is true.