Are You Ready to Roar?

Published on August 16, 2014 by

 

 

Are You Ready to Roar?

When we come into this world, our instinct is to be who we naturally are, to know what we want, to communicate our needs and desires and to assume we are worthy of all of them.

We come into this world ready to “roar”—to fully express ourselves.

Beginning in childhood, we begin to question our ability to “roar” and to fully express ourselves. Doubts begin to set in and from those doubts, fear is born:

  • “What if I go for my dream and end up broke?”
  • “What if I talk to my team at work about our lack of collaboration and I get shut down again?”
  • “What if no one buys the book I want to write?”

Fear is a bigger part of most people’s lives than they realize. They learned to be fearful from being told in so many ways to keep their "roar" to a minimum, or better yet, to keep their “roar” muzzled and stifled.

It’s why they don’t speak up, or why they say “yes” when they want to say “no.” It’s why they stay in a job they’ve outgrown, or settle in their relationships, or have a poverty mentality without realizing it… and so on.

Fear does that to us and it goes undetected and undiagnosed more than you know.

However, fear isn’t a problem, much less “the” problem most think it is.

You can make it a problem if you focus on it, that’s for sure. Or, you can shift your attention to something else anytime you want.

You can learn to give your attention to what you want in life, to your strengths and to the abundant resources you have within.

You can rediscover who you are—a creative force of loving energy that is beyond measure.

When you rediscover who you are and feel the “roaring” of courage inside you, fear fades away and something else is created, that something else being courage.

If you feed your courage, it grows, develops and begins to “roar.” That rarely happens all at once and most people don’t stay in the process long enough to ever hear the “roar” within them.

If you want to hear yourself “roar” and if you want to feel your courage, you have to notice and honor the times you’ve been courageous. If you discount, dismiss or minimize the times you’ve been courageous, your courage stays muzzled.

However, what happens when you notice the times you are courageous—on any level? What happens is eventually you get your dream job, you create phenomenal relationships, you begin to think in terms of abundance and you begin to feel your true worth and know what you are really capable of.

Most people don’t think of themselves a courageous. They remember far more times when they’ve hesitated and held themselves back than they remember their times of courage.

However, if you stopped to think about it, you could make a long list of how you were courageous in life. Go back into your early childhood and go from there and pay attention to what you see, hear and feel as you remember your courage. You have shown courage more times than you give yourself credit for.

You have courage all the courage you need, believe me.

How much courage do you need to have to create something life changing?

All you need is a tiny spark of courage—that’s all you need. If you have a tiny spark of courage—and you do—you have all you need to pursue your dreams, to awaken in life, or to transform your life in any way you want to.

You have the courage to be who you are and to shine in your world.

I know that because I’ve seen it over and over again in the hundreds of clients I’ve worked with—first as a psychotherapist and now as a coach.

If you would like help in “finding” your courage and unleashing it, I can help you. That’s what I do. I help my clients unleash their courage and roar.

Are you ready to roar?

2 Comments

  1. Rob

    Thanks, Alan, for the encouragement to recognize and focus our minds on our innate courage. It’s beautifully practical and reminds me of the adage about changing course ‘just one degree’, which can produce great change over time.

  2. Alan Allard

    Rob, thanks for your comments, I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

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