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How many times do you ever think of doing something that is really important to you, getting excited about it, and then you hold yourself back?  Have you ever wondered why you hold yourself back and not go for your dreams?  If you did a proper introspection, you would agree with me that in all likelihood it was some form of fear that held you back from moving ahead confidently in the direction of your dreams. I know some of you would say dreams never come true and is simply wishful thinking.  But let me assure you that this is far from truth.  If you study people who have ever done something big and wonderful with their lives, you would realize that they were all dreamers and visionaries at the very core of their being.   You would see that they werecourageous and they had developed the courage to follow their dreams.  When that happens, “success” follows naturally. 

I am a personal trainer and gym owner.  I worked as a personal trainer at a private gym for several years.  I have a passion for what I do.  In my heart, my bigger passion and dream was to open my own gym and that my career/business would also be my ministry.  I knew that in order for this to happen completely and fully, I needed to open my own gym and have free reign to conduct my business the way I felt led to do.  I had so many fears of starting my own business/gym!  All the "what ifs" had me believing that it would be impossible for me to do this.  And If I ever did achieve this dream and goal, it would be many years down the road.  I was wrong!  At the end of 2012, I began to be very unsatisfied with my situation where I was training.  My heart felt very unsettled because I wasn't operating in the full potential of what I could do as a personal trainer.  My vision for my career was that it would also be my ministry.  I felt that I was to not only help people physically, but in the process I was to invest in them emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well.  I knew that in order to do this in the manner that I felt I needed to do it, that I needed to open my own gym.  As circumstances happened, I was faced with either looking to train in another gym, or take a leap of faith and open my own gym.  I took a leap of faith!  I made the decision in January of 2013 to take this leap of faith and began taking the steps I needed to take to open a gym.  It took a lot of research, asking questions, leg work, prayer, and faith!  The doors opened and I began training in my own gym in March 2013!  God was on my side and the doors flew open!  Everything happened quickly!  I was working full force in my 1200 square foot gym, operating it in the manner I felt I needed and wanted to.  I was fulfilled because it was evolving into a thriving business and ministry!  In 8  short months I outgrew the facility I was in and moved into a 4000 square foot facility in December 2013!  Currently I am at full capacity in this larger facility.  I have brought in 3 other trainers to help.  My gym has grown tremendously and is very well known in my community.  My gym is also getting national and worldwide exposure.  This is because of the "ministry" that I have involved in my business.  God's favor is on my business/ministry and I am overwhelmed at all that has transpired and continues to transpire!  If I had let fear hold me back, I would still be unsatisfied and never living out my dreams or operating in my calling!  Fear still rears its head from time to time, but I have learned to move past those fears and keep going!

Is there scientific proof to how fear holds us back from being successful in a manner that we would like to be? Yes, there is. In recent years, science has started focusing and understanding  the inner workings of the mind much more than before.  "Quantum Physics Today" tells us (through experimental proofs) that we create in our lives whatever we give our focused attention to, both good or bad. Our life is comprised of infinite possibilities but our life results are based on what we want to observe and focus our attention on…and our observation and focus in turn is decided largely by our sub-conscious and perceptions. When you are in fear of something going wrong, what you are doing inside your mind is you are constantly focusing on all the things that you “do not want” to have or create in your life.  These things become exactly what you create in your life – things that you do not want.  This is one of the reasons why fearful people get negative results in their lives.  This, in turn, makes them more fearful and then more poor results follow and they get into a vicious circle of continued failure and poor results.

So what is the way out?  One way is to raise your self awareness levels and be consciously aware of what you are fearful of. Once you are aware of your underlying fears, simply “let go” of your fears and shift your focus on things you DO want to have or create in your life rather than focusing on things you DO NOT want to have or create. Pray that God will help you overcome your fears and give you the courage to move forward and pursue your goals and dreams.  The second way you can overcome your fear is by feeling the fear and doing what you want to do anyway.  In other words, put your fears aside and take a leap of faith!  The third possibility is to take baby steps to overcome your fears, build on your confidence levels and then gradually go full-out for your dreams.  These steps will take some time, effort and motivation, but trust me, it will be worth it and very rewarding in the long run.  Focus on “success” and “let go” of your fears!

Ever wondered, how fear holds us back from achieving the results we want? Most of us operate our lives living in some form of fear or the other,Some are fearful of failure, therefore they hardly take any risks or try something different.  Others are fearful of being judged by people so they rarely do things that can make others criticize them in any way. Then there are others who claim that they are fearless, but they rarely go beyond their comfort zones to fulfill their dreams.  In fact, I would go to the extent of saying that the number two reason why people do not live lives in-line with their heart’s desires are because of some form of fear or the other. The number one reason is lack of clarity.  I am not claiming that I am fearless, definitely not…but I work on my fears everyday because I understand that it is fear that holds us back from being who we really want to be and live life to the fullest.  Please note that I am not talking of being fearless in the context of being foolish and doing things without proper thinking and consideration…please use your common sense.

How many times do you ever think of doing something that is really important to you, getting excited about it, and then you hold yourself back?  Have you ever wondered why you hold yourself back and not go for your dreams?  If you did a proper introspection, you would agree with me that in all likelihood it was some form of fear that held you back from moving ahead confidently in the direction of your dreams. I know some of you would say dreams never come true and is simply wishful thinking.  But let me assure you that this is far from truth.  If you study people who have ever done something big and wonderful with their lives, you would realize that they were all dreamers and visionaries at the very core of their being.   You would see that they werecourageous and they had developed the courage to follow their dreams.  When that happens, “success” follows naturally. 

I am a personal trainer and gym owner.  I worked as a personal trainer at a private gym for several years.  I have a passion for what I do.  In my heart, my bigger passion and dream was to open my own gym and that my career/business would also be my ministry.  I knew that in order for this to happen completely and fully, I needed to open my own gym and have free reign to conduct my business the way I felt led to do.  I had so many fears of starting my own business/gym!  All the "what ifs" had me believing that it would be impossible for me to do this.  And If I ever did achieve this dream and goal, it would be many years down the road.  I was wrong!  At the end of 2012, I began to be very unsatisfied with my situation where I was training.  My heart felt very unsettled because I wasn't operating in the full potential of what I could do as a personal trainer.  My vision for my career was that it would also be my ministry.  I felt that I was to not only help people physically, but in the process I was to invest in them emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well.  I knew that in order to do this in the manner that I felt I needed to do it, that I needed to open my own gym.  As circumstances happened, I was faced with either looking to train in another gym, or take a leap of faith and open my own gym.  I took a leap of faith!  I made the decision in January of 2013 to take this leap of faith and began taking the steps I needed to take to open a gym.  It took a lot of research, asking questions, leg work, prayer, and faith!  The doors opened and I began training in my own gym in March 2013!  God was on my side and the doors flew open!  Everything happened quickly!  I was working full force in my 1200 square foot gym, operating it in the manner I felt I needed and wanted to.  I was fulfilled because it was evolving into a thriving business and ministry!  In 8  short months I outgrew the facility I was in and moved into a 4000 square foot facility in December 2013!  Currently I am at full capacity in this larger facility.  I have brought in 3 other trainers to help.  My gym has grown tremendously and is very well known in my community.  My gym is also getting national and worldwide exposure.  This is because of the "ministry" that I have involved in my business.  God's favor is on my business/ministry and I am overwhelmed at all that has transpired and continues to transpire!  If I had let fear hold me back, I would still be unsatisfied and never living out my dreams or operating in my calling!  Fear still rears its head from time to time, but I have learned to move past those fears and keep going!

Is there scientific proof to how fear holds us back from being successful in a manner that we would like to be? Yes, there is. In recent years, science has started focusing and understanding  the inner workings of the mind much more than before.  "Quantum Physics Today" tells us (through experimental proofs) that we create in our lives whatever we give our focused attention to, both good or bad. Our life is comprised of infinite possibilities but our life results are based on what we want to observe and focus our attention on…and our observation and focus in turn is decided largely by our sub-conscious and perceptions. When you are in fear of something going wrong, what you are doing inside your mind is you are constantly focusing on all the things that you “do not want” to have or create in your life.  These things become exactly what you create in your life – things that you do not want.  This is one of the reasons why fearful people get negative results in their lives.  This, in turn, makes them more fearful and then more poor results follow and they get into a vicious circle of continued failure and poor results.

So what is the way out?  One way is to raise your self awareness levels and be consciously aware of what you are fearful of. Once you are aware of your underlying fears, simply “let go” of your fears and shift your focus on things you DO want to have or create in your life rather than focusing on things you DO NOT want to have or create. Pray that God will help you overcome your fears and give you the courage to move forward and pursue your goals and dreams.  The second way you can overcome your fear is by feeling the fear and doing what you want to do anyway.  In other words, put your fears aside and take a leap of faith!  The third possibility is to take baby steps to overcome your fears, build on your confidence levels and then gradually go full-out for your dreams.  These steps will take some time, effort and motivation, but trust me, it will be worth it and very rewarding in the long run.  Focus on “success” and “let go” of your fears!

Columnist: Kellye Davis Williams

Picture Kellye Davis Williams is a personal trainer who focuses on the health and well being of her clients as well as coaching them to make positive changes that will impact the rest of their lives.  She helps them to achieve their health and fitness goals as well as encourages them to strive for and achieve their " life" goals with her message of hope. As a model, Kellye exemplifies the essence of artistic beauty while proving the power of a woman is more than superficial refinement. She is the co host of Thrive Radio Talk Show on Revmedia network. 

Kellye resides in east Atlanta with her family. When she is not working out or training her clients, she teaches spiritual concepts to an adult class at her church as well as ministers in her role as Women's Ministry Director. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughters, shopping, traveling, and simply enjoying coffee with friends.
 

 

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