A barrier that everyone has been destined to overcome.
As life continues to throw a seemingly endless amount of challenges in your path, kevala has 10 tips we live by to perhaps help you move forward and conquer fear:
1) False Start
What holds people back from achieving their goals is usually that they never start, or they quit. Whether it’s diet, business, relationships — people think they have time to start later in life.
“Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
2) Leggo My Ego
Try defending your ego less, and instead WATCH your thoughts. Your ego is protecting some image created by society – let it die by observation.
Let go, move forward. Repeat.
“The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves – that is the day you find your way out.” ~ Michael Singer
3) Starving Lion
If you are PASSIONATE about something, then DO it. If you create excuses and begin to complain – STOP immediately…you don’t want it bad enough and, not to be negative, but you’re just not hungry enough. Be okay with that, and find something you are passionate about.
A lion knows it has to eat to survive – make your dream about survival. Execute your dream, get out of the way, or help others make their dreams reality.
“Optimism, pessimism, f*ck that; we’re going to make it happen.” ~ Elon Musk
4) You’re a B*tch!
When you stop taking everything so personal, then you live from your true nature of joy…no more masks means authentic living and work.
“When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~ Miguel Ruiz
5) Perfect Unicorn
She, he, it – doesn’t exist. From a kevala founder: I’m a recovering perfectionist – this is my kryptonite. I want everything at kevala to be the best, and I am learning to focus on the QUALITY of a product or service…make quality perfect, and have compassion for yourself when you fail.
“Quality is the best business plan.” ~ John Lassester
6) Dream Inking
A dream doesn’t mean being the best at something, or achieving grandiose goals. It’s anything inside you asking for attention (and won’t shut up). Things like: become yoga certified, get married, go back to school, raise a dog, adopt a child, read a book monthly, learn guitar, attend two social events a week, meditate daily, take a vacation, quit a job, end a relationship, kiss daily, start smoking (stop judging), ask for a raise, ask them out, no cellphone after 9 pm, move cities, become a vegetarian, see a therapist, laugh more often, volunteer – whatever!
WRITE your goals out with timetables and POST them in a visible spot to be read daily. Why? Numerous studies state that writing and reading your goals significantly increases chances for success. Write in the present tense and take action.
Example – February 2016: kevala receives $250K in funding.
“You don’t need more time, you just need to decide.” ~ Seth Godin
7) Love Suicide
Live as if you’re already dead. Yes, it’s graphic, but imagine if you didn’t care about the outcome of actions and words – if you didn’t hold back love.
Inject love more often in everything do. People will remember how you made them feel. Love yourself first, and become your biggest fan – you are with yourself 24/7!
“Remembering that you are going to die one day is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. Follow your heart.” ~ Steve Jobs
8) Lost My Keys
There are 805 million starving people in the world. This isn’t a guilt trip – it’s a wake-up call to serve “others.” If you are feeling lost, have no purpose, or need a starting point to do EPIC SH*T – then volunteer.
Open yourself to the possibility that you could have been born into another body – a child in Africa. A mother in Nepal. A fly with the lifespan of a single day.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Gandhi
9) Zen Mountain
This thought will ruin you: “I will be happy if only ____ happens.” If you get the perfect partner, a better job, a nicer car… but then what? The mind will continue wanting, it will keep climbing for some unreachable peak. Instead make the present moment and happiness your only priority.
What if something bad happens? The question is simple: Do you, or don’t you, want to be happy? Decide you’ll stay happy. Decide you’ll never close your heart.
“Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.” ~ André Gide
Weekends don’t exist as an entrepreneur, you work every day. If you take a vacation – you are usually unplugging electronically to reboot spiritually. You celebrate obstacles as ways to improve, you don’t resist reality; and procrastination leaves the building or your dream will become extinct.
BLEED your mission to the point where you become delusional. Praise others; hate is meaningless. Become so focused and committed that work becomes a lifestyle of serving others.
Most importantly, if you don’t feel LONELY then realize you’re not on the right track…yes, you heard me correctly. You will feel PAIN because you are sacrificing everything to better yourself and the planet. If you quit, the pain will stay. Do the work.
You’re already in pain.
You’re already hurt.
Get a reward from it.”
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