MKE Week 7 – Excitement or Fear

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Wow, no opinions compounded with disposing of negative thoughts. Now that is the hardest exercise I have ever let myself undertake. If I didn’t already shave my head, I would be pulling my hair out by the roots.

As with any diet the first little while was easy to stick to, even fun, but after some time, it becomes more difficult. Using the Law of Attraction, I was afraid to start this diet for fear that I would attract bigger and worse negative thoughts and actions. I started anyhow with ‘do it now’ ringing ever so loud in my head. As my week progressed the challenges grew, and my restarts seemed more frequent. Some of my greater fears presented themselves as reality. As stated by Emmit Fox in the 7-day mental diet, my whole world seems to be rocking on its foundation, and that is a good thing. Without change, everything stays the same; and I am changing my world for the better, that’s why I am taking the MKE course.

I once heard Mel Robbins, a motivational speaker, give the scientific description of how the body and mind feel excitement and fear in exactly the same way. For myself, I had to think back to when I first started skydiving to understand the comparison. With the first few jumps there was a fear of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, but it didn’t take long to turn to the excitement of getting to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. The feelings were definitely the same, it was how I connected to that feeling that was different. Our inner self cannot tell the difference between these two feelings, that is until our outer self tells us which one it is. I have taken to building the habit of telling my inner self to see this feeling as excitement no matter what.

I do not know what the journey hold for me, but I am excited to take it, because I do know what the end looks like. I will believe in the process and hold on to what the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things thru Him who strengthens me”. Thanks to Mark J for pointing out verse, it is so true.

Meet Robert Haayema

I am a glass-half-full family man. A servant-leader with a passion to help others live a life of health, wealth and happiness.

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  • To take your fears, embrace, and then transform them is quite an accomplishment, Robert! 🙂

  • Great post Robert. It is funny how the body cannot differentiate between excitement and fear. It really is up to you how you approach everything. It is up to the world within.

  • Amazing, Robert! Glad you enjoy that plane jumping thing! I would probably love it, if I ever tried it!

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