Oladapo Omotosho: Fear of Change

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FEAR OF CHANGE

If you live your life always being afraid then you are not really living. Think on those fears and decide to act irrespective of them . . . TAC.

I’m not really sure it is possible to have a fearless life. Something is bound to scare the crap out of you, but it is possible to live a fearless life. One that you acknowledge the fears but you go on to achieve the things that the fear would have kept you from achieving.

WELCOME TO 2016

Many people are afraid of change. Being a change agent and catalyst, I have seen this in various degrees and fashions. Peeps would rather things stayed the same so that they don’t have to worry much and some other peeps who preach change are consciously or unconsciously, fighting it. One fears comments like, ‘leave it the way it is’, ‘this is the way our fathers did it’, ‘it is a family tradition/culture’ e.t.c.

This new year, some of you have made new year resolutions but you are scared deep within that you wouldn’t pull through. Especially since it’s the same one you made last January and in June. If you fail there then you don’t need a new year to realise you aren’t ready for change yet.
To some others the fear of the future seems to hold you back. You know that there are things you would do when you quit your job but there seems to be too many uncertainties that keep you paralysed! Hey! I seem to be talking to you right?

Listen to me. Nothing ventured. Nothing gained. If you don’t launch out this year it would be the same old routine for you. The year would end and another would start and you would stay the same. So what do you need to proceed?

THINK

  • What would I do if I was fearless? Write them all out
  • Why am I not doing them? List them all out as well
  • What sort of plan B do I have in place and how important are the things I listed in number 1 above?

ACT

  • Break down the things you have written into steps of action. E.g. Today I would . . . . Always ensure you start today because there is no end to tomorrow.
  • Develop a sense of urgency to achieving the little steps that fit into the big goal. Do it quickly and immediately.
  • Celebrate little steps along the way. There’s nothing better than a pat on the back to him who is fainting.

CHANGE

  • Be the Best Version of you That You Can Be.

 

 

Welcome to 2016. I would really like to hear from you. Please leave me a comment or send me an email. I’d be sure to reply. Also want to use this medium to appreciate and thank everyone who donated to the prison visitation, we were able to raise 236 copies of Open Heavens. God bless you all. It’s time for change and #NewThings. See you next week or so, until then . . . Remember to THINK ACT CHANGE your world!

Oladapo Omotosho.

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Oladapo Omotosho is a trained public health specialist, public speaker and wealth generation consultant. He believes in people pushing the limits around them. He runs the Think Act Change  (TAC) campaign which is focused on helping people get the best out of life.  He currently has 3 years public speaking experience, a close relationship with God and is working on a project to impact 1000 lives directly before 2020.

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Nice article…the future is spotless….but your action today will affect what you meet there.

  2. This is very true ,an eye opening article…..Actions are important.Thanks D.
    Great job.

  3. Much needed, loving the distinction between having a fearless life and living fearlessly……reminds me of the book feel the fear and do it anyway!

  4. Thanks Tosin. Busola I’m glad it challenged you. I do hope and pray it makes you take action. That’s the key. That’s right Ike, took me some time to wrap that in my head. Haven’t heard of the book yet but would be on the look out for it.
    Nice comments guys….cheers

  5. Fear is the opposite of faith. Life with fear amounts stagnancy. Nice work, great job.

    Fear is the opposite of faith. Life with fear amounts to stagnancy. Great write up.

  6. The simple definition of bravery… Acting, despite fear. Very deep Dapo. Thanks.

  7. Frankly D Roosevelt (32nd president of the USA) said the following on his inaugural speech in 1933 – So,first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.

    Dapo and Tope it is true that in order to do something positive, we must overcome our learnt fears in life. Fear is learnt and until we unlearn it, it will continue to be the dominant antithesis in our lives. And guess what, no amount of casting out of demons will help us overcome our fears unless we confront them head on.

    Thanks for sharing this great article with me. Keep it up and God bless.

    • @ Paul Soetan… Thank you sir for sharing that excerpt. ‘the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.’ Those are wise words.
      I have fears which I really have to unlearn so I can move forward this year 2016. God guiding me, I’m ready to face them head on.
      @ Dapo, thanks for this article. God bless you!

  8. A successful program is back up with a good plan. Twenty year journey start with a foot step. Planning your journey start now. If you you plan well surely you will end well. A fearful person always procrastinate, dealing with this spirit is a beginning of change. Nice one Oladapo.

  9. If I wasn’t afraid, I would learn a skill, resign from my job and set up a business. Maybe I’ll fail, maybe I’ll have thriving business and be happy about the move; but I’ll never know if I don’t try.

    Now I want to try. I’ll learn a skill and I’ll take it from there. I trust God to lead me through this.

    Thanks Dapo for the inspiration.

  10. Thanks uncle Paul. Dare Simon Emma and everyone else especially the person that didn’t include his/her name. I sincerely hope we challenge our fears and live the best life we possibly can.

  11. I’m in love with what uncle posted from the past American president. I’m thinking of an article that has to do with learning. Unlearning and re learning. Guys watch out

  12. This talks to everyone… It’s sometimes easier to procrastinate when a change would be effected than carrying it out immediately. But with God’s help, we would make the neccessary change we ought to in order to better our lives. Good write up Dapo.

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