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Wealth File #16 - Act In Spite Of Fear

Rich people "act in spite of fear."
Poor people "let fear stop them."

Secrets of the millionaire mind address triumph over fear and clearly define how to not allow your fears to block your success.

Learn how to feel the fear and do it anyway, because your fears don't define you, your actions do.

In the previous chapters of this book, we talked about the Process of Manifestation.
Let’s recall the formula: thoughts produce feelings, feelings which will then lead to actions, and these actions will lead to results.

Millions of people “think” about being rich. Also, there are thousands upon thousands of other people who do affirmations, visualizations, and meditations for getting rich.

I meditate nearly every day.

But, it never happened that a bag of money fell into my lap out of nowhere while I sat there meditating and thinking of getting rich.

Perhaps I am just like one of those unfortunate ones who need to work to attain success.

Affirmations, meditations, and visualizations are all amazing instruments to be successful, but I do believe that none of these things can actually provide you with money in the real world.

You see, In the real world where we exist, “action” is needed to succeed. Why is action vital?

Let’s revisit our Process of Manifestation, consider the faculties of thoughts and feelings and place them in the world they belong. The Inner World.

And how about the results.
Where do they fit in? 

The Outer World of course.
It is therefore fair to surmise that action is the ‘bridge’ that connects the inner and outer world.

If action plays such an essential role in achieving success, then what is keeping us from taking these actions, that we know we absolutely have to take?

Fear!

Fear, doubt, and worry are the most common barriers, not only to success but also to happiness.
One of the biggest differences observed between rich and poor people is that the rich are still willing to act even if they feel fear. Poor people, on the other hand, allow fear to stop them.

‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’ is a wonderful book on this topic written by Susan Jeffers.
The biggest mistake people make is waiting for the feeling of fear to subside or disappear entirely before they take action, something that usually takes forever. 

However, a true warrior can “tame the cobra of fear” and the emphasis is on ‘tame’.

It’s important to conclude that getting rid of fear is not a prerequisite for success.
Rich and successful individuals have their fair share of fears, doubts, and worries. 

The key though is that they don’t allow these feelings to stop them, unlike unsuccessful people who freeze when they feel fear, doubt, and worry.

Being creatures of habit, it takes practice to move to action in spite of uncertainty, in spite of worry, in spite of doubt, in spite of fear, in spite of inconvenience, in spite of the discomfort, and especially so when we’re not in the mood to act. 

I recall being approached by an audience member near the end of an evening seminar in Seattle where I was sharing details about an upcoming 3-day Millionaire Mind Intensive Event in Vancouver.

Here’s what he said to me: “Harv, I’ve had at least a dozen of my family and friends attend the course, and the results have been absolutely phenomenal.

Every one of them is ten times happier than before, and they’re all on the road to financial success.
They all said it was life-changing, and if you were holding the course in Seattle, I’d definitely come too.”

Naturally, I thanked him for his testimonial and asked if he was open to receiving some coaching to which he responded in agreeable favor.

I told him, “I have only three words for you”.  He was excited to know what they were.  I pithily replied… “You’re frickin’ broke!”    

I asked him how his finances are doing and when he admitted it’s not looking great, which wasn’t surprising.
Well, I broke out - and not in song, but - in true Eker fashion…:  “If you are going to let a three-hour drive or a three-hour flight or a three-day trek stop you from doing something you need and want to do, then what else will stop you?

Here’s the easy answer: anything!

Anything will stop you.

Not because of the size of the challenge but because of the size of you!

It’s simple, either you are a person who will be stopped, or you are a person who won’t be stopped. You choose.

If you want to create wealth or any other kind of success, you have to be a warrior.
You have to be willing to do whatever it takes.

You have to ‘train’ yourself to not be stopped by anything.”

Getting rich is not always convenient. Getting rich is not always easy. In fact, getting rich can be pretty damn hard.

But so what?

One of the key enlightened warrior principles states, ‘If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.’

Rich people don’t base their actions on what’s easy and convenient; that way of living is reserved for the poor and most of the middle class.”

At the end of my tirade, the room was quiet.
The result?
Our friend from Seattle thanked me for opening his eyes and soon after, fervently addressed his friend on the other end of the line with the same passionate advice I had just given him! 

It was beautiful!
He then purchased tickets for the Vancouver event and called in the next day with three more bookings.

It is never too late to step up and level up.  

Source: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker © 2003

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Frequently Asked Questions About How to Act in Spite of Fear


How do you act despite fear?

Train your mind to be unstoppable, learn to act despite the presence of fear.

Understand that the limitations you perceive are a construct of your protective survival brain.

What does acting in spite mean?

Act as if the cause of your fear doesn’t exist - program yourself to automatically take action with the intention of succeeding, not with the intention of letting certain conditions stop you or limit / diminish the outcome.

What are the benefits of facing your fears?

Growth and experience, of which neither can be bought, only lived.

Fulfillment and knowledge as a result of trial, error and the courage to exceed your own limitations.

Confidence and opportunity because what we do repeatedly, we become great at.

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