The vast majority of people never reach their full potential because of fear, as I described in my last post.
The primary fear
is worrying about what other people will think about you
Here is one winning strategy to make it easier to step into fear and decrease the fear of man. The ultimate way to eliminate fear is to get rid of your ego.
If you go into any kind of transaction or relationship with another human being and make it all about them instead of all about yourself, you will be able to snuff out fear.
Without ego you stop thinking about yourself and you put the other person first. By putting the other person ahead of yourself you eliminate, or at least minimize, what you want to get out of the transaction and focus on how you can bless that person.
By wanting nothing other than to serve them and love them you have nothing to lose and everything to give.
When you enter into a relationship in this way, the recipient will recognize you are being genuine, and if you are able to help them or offer them something that they need, then they will participate.
To understand how much ego you are still holding onto, reflect on your thoughts when you are transacting with other people.
When you are out on a Warrior group run, do you care about who is ahead of you or behind you?
When you are at the gym, do you compare how much you are lifting with respect to everyone else?
When you are in your practice or at work, are you paralyzed with worry about how people may react when you speak the truth in love to them?
Slay that one thing (ego) and you will explode your life.
Ultimately true freedom comes from only being concerned with what God thinks.
Are you constantly performing for others or are you being genuine to who God created you to be and performing for an audience of One?