6 Thoughts that Will Help You Go from Scared to Motivated in Minutes

Is fear holding you back from achieving your goals? Discover 6 thoughts that will help you overcome your fear.
6 Thoughts that Will Help You Go from Scared to Motivated in Minutes
Abel Verdejo

Reviewed and approved by the physical therapist Abel Verdejo.

Written by Okairy Zuñiga

Last update: 09 October, 2022

Everyone has dreams to fulfill that they’re positively motivated to pursue. However, there are many times when negative thoughts stop you from making your dreams a reality. The most determining factor is usually none other than fear.

In today’s article, we want to give you some useful phrases that will help you move from being scared to motivated in minutes. We know that this path isn’t easy, but it’s always important to have the ability to make fearless decisions.

Go from scared to motivated with these thoughts

1. Fear doesn’t exist simply because of what surrounds us. It’s in our mind and is caused by what we think is going to happen.

How many times have you been paralyzed by fear? You know the situation: you make up a whole story in your head and imagine the worst scenario.

You haven’t even made a decision, but you’ve already imagined that everything is going to go wrong and think about the negative consequences. Then, you don’t do anything because you’re too afraid.

The reality is that sometimes our mind plays very bad tricks on us. In order to go from scared to motivated, it’s first necessary to remove negative thoughts from our minds.

In addition, we also need to address our thoughts to make better decisions and not be influenced by those thoughts caused by fear.

It’s important that you don’t let past experiences or your overactive imagination terrify you to the point of not acting.

2. I have to take risks. I shouldn’t be afraid of failure.

Understanding that sometimes you win and other times you lose in life allows you to live less worried.

People who are trapped in fear will rarely make mistakes, but this also reduces their chances of improving and advancing.

Mistakes are a part of our lives and they help us move forward. If you never failed, then you might have never learned what you needed to know to get to where you are.

It’s not easy to understand this, but we must take into account that deep down, we also gain something by failing: learning what will help us in the future.

Don’t be afraid of failure and dare to go from being scared to motivated!

3. Fear turns those who might otherwise be friends into strangers.

Fear will always prevent us from trying new things. When we feel fear, we close ourselves off to new possibilities of getting to know people.

Are you one of those people who doesn’t talk to strangers because you were told not to do so a long time ago? If so, then stop.

Sometimes, we find it unpleasant to meet people who are different from us. However, it’s amazing how many wonderful people we can meet if we just open ourselves up to the possibility.

It’s not about blindly trusting anyone, but about freeing yourself from the fear of meeting people who could bring something good into your life.

Remember that successful people meet as many people as they can.

4. Those who aren’t brave enough to take risks won’t achieve anything in life.

A woman surfing.

Taking risks is a matter of attitude. This attitude entails having a daily dose of courage.

When you feel scared and let yourself be controlled by fear, you’re weakening your brave character and you’re giving power to cowardice.

The result is that your fear grows stronger and stronger. Therefore, the best thing to do in these cases is to cleanse your mind of the thoughts that disturb you. This will help you make the right decisions.

We know that it’s very easy to be controlled by fear. However, if you let this happen, then you’re closing off the possibilities of improving important aspects of your life.

5. Getting rid of fear is a matter of attitude, not aptitude.

You can be very prepared, have the best qualifications, and have studied a lot. Nonetheless, that doesn’t exempt you from being afraid. It’s normal to be afraid and to have moments of uncertainty.

What isn’t normal is to let that fear dominate you and keep you from enjoying the best moments of your life.

If you’re one of those people who believe that you’ll be less scared when you’re more prepared, then you should know that this isn’t the case. Every new aspect of your life will make you feel the same way.

The people who you think never experience fear and who you think are experts have already gone through this process. You won’t go far if you fail to move from being scared to motivated.

6. Don’t let doubts keep you from making a decision.

If you want to do something in your life, such as changing jobs, starting a new relationship, going on a trip, or making a big investment, you’ll face doubts and fears. There’s no way around it.

In these cases, what you need to do is to analyze the pros and cons of the situation. This analysis will help you make the right decision and see if your dream or goal is achievable. It’s also a great way to rationalize your fears.

  • To move from fear to motivation, you must first be clear about what makes you feel afraid.
  • Then, after this, you can make a small sketch of what you’ll achieve and what you’ll lose in each situation.

We hope that you enjoyed these thoughts that may help you go from being scared to motivated. Don’t forget that overcoming fear requires a lot of practice and action. You can do it!

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