Empowerment Issue January 2018 | Page 6

4 Fears to Conquer to Reach Your T Ultimate Sucess here are so many ways in which we subcon- sciously allow for fear to block us from our greatness. Fear is what keeps us stag- nant against our will, while holding our dreams prisoner in our minds. Fear, is one thing that you must tackle in order to reach your full potential, and thus walk in alignment with your purpose in 2018. Here are four common fears, and ways to conquer them fearlessly. MADE BY B. BAD Photo Courtesy of B.BAD 1. GOING AGAINST THE STATUS QUO We have been conditioned to think that there is only one look of success. Which usually includes a college education, Corporate America job, nice house, fancy car, a cou- ple of kids and maybe a dog. The issue though, is that we as individu- als should reclaim that, and define what success looks like for us, and us alone. Given that we can’t seek happiness while working towards someone else’s definition of it. The emphasis placed on meeting these markers of success, is what triggers fear when we consider doing something else. While taking the entrepreneurial route has gained some vanity in recent years. Going against the grain has always been positioned as a “death sen- tence,” to scare us away from following our dreams and switching up the system. In 2018, it is time for us to unapologetically seek to manifest our wildest dreams, as they are not far fetched. We only have one life, and we are in control of that narrative. Use that as comfort while you con- tinue to reach new heights, diminish barriers and change the game. 2. YOUR OWN ABILITIES I’m sure you all have heard the phrase, “We are our own worst critic.” Meaning we are the hardest on ourselves, failing to truly acknowledge or celebrate the magic that is within us. I have found that some people are afraid to reach their peak of greatness, because stagnance is more comfortable than pushing yourself to the limit, and under- standing your full potential. Here, there is often a lack of made-magazine.com | 6