The first thing that stops you from living your purpose is fear. The second thing is doubt. Usually, when one is present the other is quick to show up.
Fear and doubt work hard to block you from stepping into your purpose but they cannot stop you. It’s not easy to be a person of purpose, especially if you have allowed fear and doubt to be the driving force in your life. Brian Tracy, author of Goals, says that the two major obstacles to success and achievement are fear and doubt. He points out that the average number of times that people try to accomplish their goals is “less than one.” To me that’s scary.
People rarely pursue their goals because they can’t get past the fear factor. Most give up before they even start. Tracy draws a picture to elaborate for us. He says that, “As soon as they think of the goal, these fears (failure, poverty, loss, embarrassment, or rejection) overwhelm them and, like a bucket of water on a small fire, extinguish their desire completely.” One of the easiest ways to be unsuccessful is to not do anything. That is not you. You are a person on purpose and therefore a person of action.
This is why you have to “Kick Fear Now”. For too long it has been hindering your growth, stopping your movement, and kept you locked up in a position of stagnation. Self discovery is action. It is coming to the knowledge about who you are and realizing that you are more than your fears and doubts. These things are merely challenges and exercises to build up self. The more you are challenged and overcome the challenges through your accomplishments, the greater your capacity to accomplish bigger challenges.
Brian Tracy,Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible @ http://www.amazon.com/Goals-Everything-Faster-Thought-Possible/dp/1605094110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330820267&sr=1-1