The first natural reaction is to Freeze, while a response is chosen to Fight, or take Flight.
The decision to Fight is made with an affirmative answer to this question, “Big enough to matter and small enough to win?”
The decision to take Flight is, generally, made within the context of, “Run away to live another day.”
At the moment you’re scared silly, who cares the most about your life? Remember, the rest of us are busy slaying our own dragons and enjoying periods of calm between bouts. Does anyone else really care about your anxiety attacks?
People turn to the professionals. Surely, they have a magic wand to calm frayed nerves and to keep the monsters at bay. Nope. Sorry. Contract professionals are hired guns. They are paid to be very good in specific areas of expertise. They are not magicians.
So… we’re back to you and your choice. What do you do?
Within the question is the answer.
Let’s take a look at the simplicity:
… ever, to create the life You want.
You become the Professional, the one who cares the most about your dreams, your goals, your vision, for YOU.
Once your arms are tightly wrapped around the reality that the world is what You make of it, the Pro is ready for Action.
Ready, Fire, Aim?
As a professional, you know better. Activity without purpose is dangerous. You are, definitely, Ready. Is your immediate Target crystal clear in your sights? If so, squeeze.
Will you miss the mark, at times? Yes. Will you FAIL (First Action In Learning)? Yes. Will you, eventually, waltz into a reality beyond your wildest imaginations? Yes!
There are few guarantees in life. This is one.
If you become a PRO in caring the most about the passion at the core of you and DO your best to share that with all in your sphere of influence, YOU will enjoy an abundant life.
You will be a person of action, a living example of a Verb: The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence in most languages.
In other words, YOU will be a Pro-Verb: A word or construction (creation) that takes the place of a verb or verb phrase, such as do in the sentence, “She likes ice cream and I do, too.”
YOU will become a PRO-fessional DO-er: someone skilled and confident in the daily practice of life. As you give your best in service to others, fear retreats and faith advances.
When push comes to shove, remember, you’re in good company. There’s a whole book dedicated to the brave men and women passionately committed to this discovery:
Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
to help them understand the insights of the wise.
Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,
to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
You guessed it. The name of that book…