Friday, July 27, 2007

Conquering Your Fear

Conquering Your Fear
By []Adebola Oni

"Whosoever has conquered fear has conquered failure."

Fear is a powerful word that has stopped a lot of people from living a meaningful life. So many dreams have been aborted just because of fear and so many people are living below their potentials because of this same fear.

To achieve so much in life, fear has to be dealt with on all fronts. The truth is that we are all fearful at one stag of our lives, but the difference between the successful and the failures in life, is that some people used their fear as a spring board to achieve great things in life while the other group, allowed their fears to be an obstacle to achieving their dreams.

If you want to live a life filled with dreams, you will always see things that will cause your hear to skip some beats. But instead of allowing these things to stand as obstacles to achieving your dreams, use them to kick start your life.

Just like the quote used in opening this article rightly mentioned, you cannot achieve so much in life without conquering your fears. When you know this truth, you will not allow anything to stop you from being successful in life. Fear of failing in life should be a motivation to kill whatever you are fearful about.

Another way to conquer you fears is to start doing those things you are afraid of. ACTION is the best killer of fear. If you don't start acting as quickly as possible, the fear will overwhelm you and you may NEVER start anything worthwhile for the rest of your stay on planet earth.

While working on your dreams, so many facts will be flaunt at you just to dissuade you from pursuing your life goals. What do you do when it appears these facts are real? Let me share what Bob Proctor said in one of his messages I love listening to: "If the dream is BIG enough, the fact DON"T matter!" Yes, if you are running after something worthwhile, ignore the facts because if you don't, you will become ignoble later. I am sure you don't want that to be your lot.


This is to your success this year and beyond.

Adebola Oni

Adebola Oni is the Author of "The Lessons Of Life". So many lives have been touched by his newsletter, Life Lessons Digest. You can have a copy delivered to you every week by visiting his website:

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Spirit of Fear!

I had a neighbor approach me the other day, and she said that her husband was very encourage about what I'd discuss on a local television show that I host along with my husband. My husband and I were talking about shyness, and how it could almost cripple a person from reaching their destiny! My neighbor had stated that her husband "struggled with shyness, and watching the show gave him a little more confidence to express himself".

You know as a shy person you could have the thought pattern talking loudly inside your head of what you want to say! But to communicate those words into volume is another matter. There is a struggle with shy people second guessing themselves about what to say to individuals or in a social setting! And sometimes they don't know if they are speaking the proper language, and you'll constantly critiquing your words inside your mind. Saying things to yourself like "was that the right words", "did I paraphrase the sentence right", and "boy did that sound dumb"! And sometimes to avoid thinking that you maybe sounding like an idiot you just shut down.

Here are few symptoms associated with shyness, some experience nervousness, intimidation, embarrassment, speaking up for themselves, and encountering situations they themselves don't have the power to talk themselves out of...!

But I believe gifts are poured into to shy people, as well as others! And I believe people that are shy hold the key to their success! I believe shy people are great listeners, analytical, caring, artistic, and articular! I always felt that quite, shy people were achievers, they did mind their own business, never speaking ill of anyone. Never a bully, but was bullied constantly! I use to hear these words from people all the time "you've better watch them quite ones"! Yes, watch the quite ones excel in life, and become what God has created them to be!

I personally think back to when I was shy! I believe I was delivered from shyness when I allow myself to speak out! I tore down the walls of intimidation, nervousness, and embarrassment. And my husband stated "how he was amazed at how much I have come out of my shell". I do thank God, that I was not bad as some shy people. I was quite, and very observant! I did speak when I was spoken to, and it took awhile for me to gain the confidence of people. When I think back, I did have a lot friends, for being so quite, but I think I knew inside that God had a plan for my life, and I could not let shyness control my plan!

In a spiritual prospective shyness is a fear, and one scripture that comes to mind, that helped me heal was the following:

2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind".

About the author: Evelyn J. Johnson, is a television host, radio show host, deacon's wife, pastor daugther, wife, mother, sister, speaker, writer, and singer! And Evelyn is walking in her purpose and destiny that God has pour inside of her.
Evelyn is the founder and creator of Empowered Christian Women (Business II Business) website and blogsites listed below:
Evelyn is reaching out to all women to empower, encourage, and to motivate all women spiritually! There is a gift in all of us! God has saw to that when he created us, before he placed us inside of our mother's womb.