How To Stop Wasting Time Fearing Your Purpose

How To Stop Wasting Time Fearing Your Purpose How To Stop Wasting Time Fearing Your Purpose

It is not uncommon for people to be scared of their purpose. They think about the problems that would come their way. They believe they would not be able to overcome the challenges. This overthinking leads to wasting a lot of time and demotivation. Quite often, people waste their time trying to find a purpose that would seem good enough. They are terrified of the idea they would spend their lives feeling useless, not achieving anything significant.

It is common to experience such fears. When you find a purpose in life, you are weighed down with expectations that can leave you crippled. So what should you do when you have a goal but don't have the courage to work towards it? How should you ensure that you don't waste any more time and get down to business?

Fighting the sense of panic and fear

The first thing you need to realize is that overthinking is your worst enemy. You keep judging your abilities and pulling yourself down, and this increases the fear in you. Therefore, if you want to stop wasting time and not feel scared of your purpose, you need to gain control of your thoughts.

You need to realize that instead of worrying about what tomorrow would bring, you have to focus on making today better. Sometimes, we are so caught up in thinking about our purpose that we fail to pay attention to the journey. Don't be hard on yourself and instead feel proud that you have found a goal worth working for.

Avoid time frames

You must stop worrying about being left behind. Things happen at their own pace for everyone. At times, you might feel like you are getting off track only to realize later that it was the most critical part of your journey.

No one can predict how the journey would be when they set off to achieve a purpose right from the beginning. There will be challenges, twists, and turns. By giving yourself a fixed timeframe, you increase your fear as you worry about the hours passing. This chokes you from within. Doing so, you will not let you make any progress towards achieving your goal.

Let your instincts guide you and allow your intuition to take charge. Don't force yourself to hurry to achieve anything. Give it your best shot and let time takes it course.

Celebrate the little successes

As per researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, success in small actions increases motivation and encourages you to move forward with more energy. Therefore, if you are scared of your purpose, instead of wasting time thinking about it, break your journey into steps. Celebrate every milestone you achieve, no matter how small it appears to be. This will give you a boost and will allow you to move ahead with more confidence.

You don't have to worry about what others think. Remember, the opinions of others matter only if you let them bother you. Focus on your strength and success, and nothing can bring you down.

You are your own master.

At the end of the day, you have to decide what is right for you. No one can have better interests at heart for you than your own self. Therefore, while there is no harm in listening to others' advice, do what you feel is right. Follow your heart and make your path.

You need to get rid of the fear of doing something wrong in your journey of purpose. There are no wrong decisions. Every mistake is a learning experience. This is your journey. You might make some mistakes, but unless you let these mistakes take over your mind, they cannot prevent you from achieving your goal.

Be focused, but not obsessed.

It is excellent to concentrate on your purpose and goal. However, this focus should not change into obsession such that you are unable to think about anything else. The more you will obsess about your purpose, the more chances there will be of doubts and fears taking over.

Therefore, work hard, but remember that sometimes things might not work out the way you expect them to.

Final words

The author of The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, to Dr. Alex Lickerman stated that many times anxiety issues arise from overthinking. This is not something you would want for yourself.

Overthinking leads to a waste of time, and nothing good comes out of it. Trust yourself to make the best decisions, keep yourself motivated, and accept the little failures that come along the way as part of the journey. Once you learn these lessons, you will not feel scared of your purpose and, instead, will look forward to what lies ahead.

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