Super Soul Sunday
Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT
Debbie Ford on Living Courageously
Posted: Tue 10/02/2012 08:00 AM
On this weekend's encore Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday" interview with Debbie Ford, Debbie reveals a secret she's kept for more than a decade. What do you need to let go of? Her latest book, aptly titled Courage, is now in bookstores everywhere. Read the introduction today and take a step toward letting go of the fear that's been holding you back.
How many times have you felt yourself shrink?
How many times have you made yourself small enough to fit into some role that you wanted no part of?
How many times have you kept your mouth shut when you wanted to scream loudly, or handed over your power to someone who didn’t have your best interests at heart?
How many times have you succumbed to an impulsive or addictive behavior rather than making a clear-minded choice?
How many times have you told yourself, "I can't. I'm not strong enough. I'm not courageous or confident enough to be all that I desire to be?"
Every day we are confronted with hundreds of choices that either make us feel confident, strong, and worthy, or rob us of the things we desire the most. Paralyzing fears, repressed self-confidence, and untapped courage are the obstacles that prevent us from making powerful choices—choices that are in concert with our best interests and deepest desires. For too many of us, unworthiness permeates most of our decisions in dealing with our finances, our families, our bodies, our weight, or our self-image.
When we lack confidence, we feel unworthy of having what we want, of speaking our truth, of making radical change that would transform the foundation of our future. When we feel weak, helpless, and powerless, we lack the strength to ward off the thoughts of defeat, negativity, and fear that prevent us from living the lives we want. When we relinquish our own power and deny what we are capable of, we succumb to our addictions, our fears, our unhealthy impulses, and the patterning of the past. We act as if and believe that we are indeed weak and insecure.
Click here to read the rest of Debbie's introduction
Watch Debbie and Oprah's interview on "Super Soul Sunday" this Sunday morning at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Click here to order your copy of Courage.