6 Powerful Ways to Overcome Fear (And Craft the Lifestyle of Your Dreams)

You want to follow your dreams.

You want to live the lifestyle you know you deserve.

Yes, the one you’re secretly afraid of following.

But something is holding you back, or so you believe.

What if I told you that nothing is holding you back?

You’d probably roll your eyes, right?

But it’s true. Nothing is holding you back. You can have the life you want, and more. And in this article you’ll discover how.

1. Listen to Your Heart

You know that subtle inner voice of wisdom that you have?

Yeah, it’ll guide you to your life purpose, if you are willing to listen to it.

The problem is that that wise voice is often covered up by the fearful, doubtful voice. When you calm down and really listen, you’ll know what steps to take.

It’s not easy, but everyone has that internal guiding mechanism.

That means you, too.

So use it.

2. Willingness to Move Forward

You have to be willing to move forward, even when you’re afraid.

You have to be willing to start your journey before you’re ready.

The stars will not align. Things will not be handed to you on a silver platter. You just have to start.

If you don’t know where to start, it doesn’t matter what you do, because all paths will lead you there.

And if you discover that you’re heading down the wrong path, you course correct. In the end, you cannot know if making a mistake now is exactly what needs to happen for you to realize your dreams.

3. Tiny Steps

Fear comes up when you try to do too much all at once.

Yes, dream big, but also be practical. For example, don’t think about starting a business, think about what the next smallest step would be.

What can you do right now to get the ball rolling? Maybe it’s simply starting a blog and seeing what happens. Or maybe it’s calling up a friend who can point you in the right direction.

You know you’ve found the right step to take because it feels doable.

4. Break Free

Break free from the shackles of your mind.

Notice that you are not your thoughts. You may have thoughts of fear, doubt and anxiety, but if you can stay as the awareness behind it all, your thoughts no longer hold the same power over you.

You are not the dance. You are the dance floor.

Never forget that. It’s because of you that the drama of life is possible. Enjoy the fears and challenges in your life, because they are what make life exciting.

And also enjoy the fact that life has a tendency to live itself. You don’t have to figure anything out or control life, because it’ll live itself.

5. Build Presence Power

Anchor yourself in the present moment.

Pretend that you don’t have a past or future, because in reality, you don’t. All you have is the present moment.

Notice what’s here, right now. Feel your body. Be aware of the sounds around you. And tap into the joy of what’s already here.

You already have everything you need to be happy. And when you operate from this place of stillness and peace, your life will change.

6. Perfect Average Day

Last, but not least, grab a pen and a piece of paper and write down what your perfect average day looks like.

Who do you want to be with?

What kind of thoughts do you want to think?

Where do you live?

What do you want to do?

What do you want to eat?

Let go of any preconceived notions and let it all flow.

Get some clarity and let go of fear.

The Takeaway

The most important thing you can take away from this article is this: you are not your fears.

Your fears do not hold you back from anything. No one holds you back from crafting the lifestyle of your dreams, or building a business around your passion.

The only person holding you back is you.

When you can reclaim responsibility for your life, you will be free.

However, most people aren’t ready.

Are you?

About the Author: Henri is the founder of Wake Up Cloud, where he helps people turn their passion into a thriving lifestyle business. When you feel ready to take action, grab his free special report.


Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity books—written by men—barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.

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