“Certainty Prevails Over Fear”

I heard this quote this weekend, “certainty prevails over fear.” Jesse Koren.

Certainty is the inner knowing of the trust and belief you have in yourself.

When you trust yourself and believe what you’re doing is aligned with your values and where you want to be going, your self doubt and fear of the unknown are quieted.

The gremlins that show up when you’re worried about the future are not haunting your mind when you are confident with the choices you’re making.

Certainty about yourself and the choices you make are not only cultivated by the information you acquire, research or squirrel away.

You can build a library of resources and books, but that knowledge doesn’t do anything for you unless you apply what you learn.

Certainty shows up when you take a step and apply what you’ve learned. Taking smallest step towards your goal builds your confidence.

For many of the families I serve, fear in what the future holds (regardless if the fear is related to their dog or not) influences how they take action.

Fear stops them in their tracks. They start retreating back to where they were before even if that place isn’t what they want, but it’s what they know.

Fear keeps you from reaching your goals.

How to use fear to shift it into certainty and trust in yourself and what you’re doing.

  1. Recognize fear is showing up. This is a great indicator you’re on the verge of a breakthrough. Keep going!
  2. Befriend your gremlins. Those limiting beliefs are just trying to keep you safe. Your brain isn’t hardwired for change and change is scary. You got this! Make sure to inform your gremlins of that same certainty!
  3. Go back to your vision. What do you want your life to feel and look like? Clarity sharpens your focus on what small step you can take to push through your comfort zone to your next level.
  4. Celebrate your wins! This is what excites you and celebrating what you’ve learned and achieved by taking that small step will encourage you to keep going! The celebration of your wins regardless of how big or small is an opportunity to recognize your own certainty and confidence.
  5. Trust that fear is your barometer that you’re on to something worth achieving. Certainty in how you show up is what will get you to the other side.

Having support on your side as you’re aspiring for something you desire can help you get there faster. We were never meant to live life figuring things out on our own.

Give yourself permission to ask for support! I’m waving my permission wand for those on the fence!

If you’re looking for a community of like minded folks, check out the Community Connections Member Group (next meeting 11 Feb at 8am PDT).

Looking for focused and intentional support, set up a Discovery Call with me!

Published by houndbiz

Katherine Porter is a force free, reward based dog behavior advisor and consultant serving clients and their companion dogs worldwide. Her calm and gentle approach in coaching clients in effectively communicating what they want to their dog blends her MSW background into her dog training and behavior practice. Katherine was a behavior consultant for Heeling Hounds after graduation. She opened Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC when the military relocated her family to Fort Sill, OK in 2015. During this time, she volunteered with Rainbow Bridge Can Wait where she provided post adoption consultations to new pet parents. She also developed and implemented tailored behavior modification plans for highly reactive dogs residing at the shelter. She also provided educational programs to military children through interactive workshops at the Fort Sill School Age Center. In 2017, Katherine relocated Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC to Germany. She served the Armed Forces communities in Bavaria. She continued coaching and advising her clients in addressing their companion dog’s fearful and reactive behavioral issues. Katherine takes a Do No Harm approach first and foremost in providing behavioral plans. She is committed in serving clients with gentle and modern science approaches in modifying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and fear based responses. Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is focused on integrating a holistic and modern approach in addressing her client’s pet companion reactive behavior issues.

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