You have found your purpose for being on planet Earth. You have set out on a path that you know will allow you to fulfill that purpose. You're certain you know why you are here and this certainty is called Faith.
You will discover, if you haven't already, that even though you have faith that you're on the right path, the doubts will come anyway. You may doubt your abilities, that you have what it takes to persevere, or you may even begin to doubt your purpose altogether!
What can you do about these doubts? You starve them until they die! You do this by not giving those doubts any of your attention. Keep walking and trusting your faith in yourself and your purpose. Focus your thoughts and attention on what is real. Doubts are a form of fear, and doubts are not real! Doubts need your attention in order to survive…and so does your faith! Just keep your thoughts and attention on your faith and on your purpose. Do this and your doubts will die.
Align Action With Belief
"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do" -Freya Stark
Your success in fulfilling your purpose and living your passion is tied to the actions you take every day. If your actions align with your beliefs you will be full of joy. A joy that is rooted in the knowledge that you're living out your life's purpose and passion. On the other hand, if your daily actions do not align with your beliefs you will be quite unhappy and certainly not fulfilled.
If You Experience Fear, You're Normal!
Living a bold life and fulfilling your purpose does not mean you will never experience fear. The initial appearance of fear is simply a signal that you are entering unfamiliar territory, and that's okay! Do not beat yourself up over this! It's what you do next that counts! If fear paralyzes you and stops you dead in your tracks, then you have reason to be concerned. If you acknowledge the fear and forge ahead in spite of it you will see the fear diminish and soon it will cease to be a factor.
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced" -Vincent Van Gogh
Remember, doubts can stop you in your tracks and empty you of all your desire. On the other hand, believing will set your world on fire! Believing in your ability and purpose will not only affect you, but will produce in you a a sense of confidence and positivity that will influence others. If you'll believe in yourself, and do so with all your heart and soul….well, there will be no stopping you.
How do you "Keep the Faith"? What are some ways you face down fear or doubt?