Taking control of the F.E.A.R.
False Evidence Appearing Real
I know it and you know it too!
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Many of you have already started to take steps towards moving on in property investing. Investigating finance options, researching and deciding on strategies, looking for suitable properties, perhaps even buying. Well done!
Some of you may still be holding back from taking those first steps due to this “dream stealing” four letter word! F.E.A.R
We have all felt it! The fear of stepping out into, (for you), new and unchartered waters. Will we fail? Will we look foolish? What if it doesn’t work? What if, what if, what if…! Many people are paralysed by fear and end up doing nothing and we all know what happens when you do nothing…….NOTHING!! I know it and you know it too!
There is no doubt that in these interesting economic times the “doomsdayers” and “naysayers” are having a field day! Unless you are hiding under a rock it is hard to get through the day without some negative media or comment about the current economic situation. Negative and drama sells! But consider this perspective on F.E.A.R it is very often….
False Evidence Appearing Real!!!
Research has shown that up to 80% of what we worry about and fear will never actually happen! That is a lot of wasted energy and it is totally non productive! Imagine if you could put that same energy into finding ways to achieve your goals! Be a solution seeker and look for opportunity in every situation. It is often easier to find than you think. But what about all that negative out there?
One of the first and most important things we all need to do is to sort out what is fiction and what is fact. It is critical that when you hear a comment about something from anyone including (and perhaps especially) the media that you ask yourself this question. Is this information an opinion or is it fact?
“They” is often the source given to us by others for information. “They” say interest rates will go down. By the end of the day you have heard another report that “they” say interest rates will go up! Just who exactly are “they”!
Opinion is what someone thinks about something, fact is just that, fact. Listening to and learning from people who have actually done what you want to do is a great way to start to sort fact from opinion. When you decide certain information is opinion, next ask what is this person’s qualification to give such an opinion?
For example if you wanted to learn how to play golf would you listen to Tiger Woods or your Uncle Fred, who watches a lot of golf on TV and loves to give advice, (loudly and often) about the game!? Many people also have well intentioned friends and relatives who give (often not asked for) advice to us. They tell us all the reasons (in their opinion) and based on their (often no) experience, why we shouldn’t try something.
If false evidence which appears real (often in the form of opinions that are made to appear like fact) is stopping you from taking action I hope this simple but potentially very valuable perspective can help you to make sure you do what is right for you based on facts and qualified opinion.
Stay focused on your dreams and goals don’t let the negative unqualified opinions of others put so much fear into you that you end up doing nothing! If you go looking, there will always be “100 good reasons not to do something” but often it only takes one good reason to actually do it and make it work. What better reason to do something than to bring a better lifestyle and secure financial future to you and your family. I know it and you know it too.
There is no doubt at all that in the coming years we will be reading the success stories of those who capitalized on these special economic times. They sorted the reality from the sensationalism, the facts from the fiction, the qualified from the unqualified opinions and looked for the opportunity in the moments we have now, before times (as they most certainly will), change again. Many will be saying…”If only I had…..” Others will be saying, “Thank goodness I did!” I know it and you know it too.
Someone once said to me “It’s like I have two dogs inside me fighting all the time. The white dog is positive, optimistic and thinks big, the black dog is negative, a pessimist and destroys my confidence. “Which dog usually wins?” I asked.
They pondered this question and gave this memorable answer…
“The dog that always wins is the one I say, ‘Sic em!’to.”
Once again, how you think, what you choose to fear or not fear, and what you choose to do or not do, is ultimately up toyou.
I know it and you know it too.