Have you ever noticed that great leaps in professional and personal growth are often accompanied by moments of near-crippling fear and self-doubt?
There is a paradox in the process of personal growth, which every entrepreneur has to face.
What you need to reach your goals lies just on the other side of your comfort zone. And moving outside of your comfort zone is never a comfortable experience.
In this episode of the InFlow Podcast, I unpack how to override your natural fear response to growth.
The Path to Personal Growth
“The cave that we all fear to enter holds that which we seek.”– Joseph Campbell
This quote, attributed to Joseph Cambell, demonstrates that personal growth is a process of exploration and discovery that demands both courage and action.
The metaphorical cave represents the unknown territory you have to be willing to explore if you want to take the next step on your journey towards self-actualization.
Facing the unknown is a scary experience, fraught with self-doubt and fear of failure. However, only by overcoming your fear and venturing into that metaphorical cave will you uncover the treasure that you seek.
And what is that treasure?
It depends entirely on what success means to you.
It might mean unlocking new ways to create financial freedom. It might be walking away from a job you hate or taking a quantum leap in your business, such as building a team and stepping into the CEO role.
You have everything you need to achieve your dreams, so long as you exercise your courage and take action.
How To Overcome The Fear Response To Personal Growth
Fear is your heart’s way of telling your mind that you are about to make a critical decision. The important thing is to acknowledge the fear but allow your rational mind to enter the conversation. How do you overcome the fear response?
1. Do your research
Cambell refers to a dark cave because it represents the unknown.
When you don’t have information, it’s easy to feel out of control. Whatever the action you are afraid to take, find out as much as possible before you do. However, set clear boundaries and don’t get too caught up in your research. Sometimes you simply have to take action and learn as you go.
2. Stop overthinking
When you are about to venture into unknown territory, it’s easy to fall into analysis paralysis. When your thoughts are racing, and you start playing a million scenarios over in your head, you are giving in to your fear.
The only way to get out of analysis paralysis is to take action. If you are afraid to pick up the phone and negotiate with a buyer, stop thinking about it and just pick up the phone.
3. Act with intention
Your thoughts have real power to transform your life and the lives of those around you.
When you stop thinking of other people as simply “buyers” or “Sellers” and engage with the intention to be of service, you open the potential for a transformational engagement.
And the transaction works both ways.
You have the opportunity to transform a life, and the person on the other side of the phone can potentially transform you. The more you engage in transformational interactions with others, the faster you will extend your comfort zone, opening the opportunity to invite more growth into your life.
4. Lean in on those that have gone before you
One of the best ways to overcome your fear of the unknown on your path of personal growth is to find somebody who has already achieved the goals you are chasing and allow them to guide you on your journey.
If you are about to start your career as a land investor or are in the process of scaling your land investing business, there is nothing more empowering than a torchbearer to light your way.
Your mentor or coach cannot make the journey for you. You have to take the necessary action, find your own courage, and leap, but having somebody who is where you want to be can compress time by helping you take the right actions at the right time.
If you are ready to take the leap and push your land investing business to the next level, join us on October 25th for the Land Profit Masterclass. Jack, myself, and our team of Master Coaches will share the exact methods and systems you will need to take the next step in your journey to a life rich in entrepreneurial freedom.
This will be the very last Land Proft Masterclass of 2021! Set yourself up for success in 2022 by registering TODAY!