UNSTOPPABLE by Laura Posada: Four Ways to Overcome the Fear of New Opportunities
Change is the road we must take when we are looking for progress, growth and success.
Life is full of opportunities. It’s up to us to spot them and seize the moment. Sometimes we don’t take advantage of opportunities because we simply fear change, or we are afraid of failure. Change intimidates us, scares us, challenges us and takes us out of our comfort zone. But this doesn’t mean that we should shy away from it staying stuck in situations where we are unhappy or feel unfulfilled. Quite the opposite, change is the road we must take when we are looking for progress, growth and success.
Here are four ways to grab the bull by the horns and make the most of opportunities:
Start with something small and manageable: It’s not about changing your life completely overnight. But you can grasp small opportunities to increase your self-esteem and build up the courage for bigger opportunities.
Think about the worst thing that can happen: We aren’t suggesting that you be negative. Just keep in mind the worst-case scenario, so you can see that it isn’t that serious and that the world won’t end if you fail. Once you accept this, you’ll see that you can take this step more confidently.
Focus on what you can gain if you achieve it: It’s quite simple, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Everything good and worthwhile in life entails effort and risk. If you want to achieve something special, you have to work for it. Visualizing how your life will improve once you achieve what you want is sometimes all the motivation you need to move into action.
Always keep your eyes open for options: You feel frightened because you believe that you have limited options, when the reality is that the more opportunities you take, the more options you have and the greater ability you have to succeed. Even if you haven’t achieved your goal in the past, you should be persistent and determined as life involves constant change and reinvention. Today could be just the right time to make your dreams come true!
Laura Posada is a mother, attorney, motivational speaker, author, certified master life coach, certified personal trainer, TV personality, philanthropic figure and creator of the 40 is the new 20 Movement. Through her social media messaging, weekend retreats and 21 day Transformation Course she provides a complete guide to wellness that includes exercise, nutrition, mindset and motivation. She has a powerful online presence with more than 625,000 followers across her platforms.
She has been chosen by People en Español magazine as one of the Most Powerful Women of 2016 and also Vanidades Woman by the prestigious magazine in the same year. Currently, she is the Brand Ambassador for Wonderful Pistachios promoting healthy eating habits. She was the first Latina to work as a spokesperson for the brand and her campaign received two Bravo awards for campaign of the year in the Health and Nutrition category and in the Food and Drink category as well.
Laura showcased her life coaching expertise as the coach for the contestants on the TV show Nuestra Belleza Latina on Univision and as producer and host of the TV show Manual de Supervivencia con Laura Posada (Survival Guide with Laura Posada), which aired on Utilisima and FoxLife. Likewise, she has appeared as a regular contributor on NBC’s national morning program The Today Show and regularly appears on Univision’s Despierta América. In addition, she has appeared in many radio and TV shows such as: Discovery Channel’s American Chopper, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Doctors, E! True Hollywood Stories’ Baseball Wives, The Wendy Williams Show, and HBO’s Bryant Gumbel’s Real Stories.
Posada is also a prominent writer and has published two award-winning books Fit Home Team, which was awarded three Atria Book Awards in 2009 and The Beauty of Love. Recently, she released her third book La Dieta Mental: Tu Clave Para Ser Feliz (The Mental Diet: Your Key to Happiness).
Posada is a recognized philanthropist. After her son was born with Craniosynostosis, she created The Jorge Posada Foundation along with her husband, a now retired All Star catcher for the New York Yankees, to raise awareness about this condition and help others going through the same situation. The Jorge Posada Foundation joined the MyFace Foundation in 2012, where Laura has been a Board Member for the last 18 years.
To learn more, visit her website lauraposada.com