Recently someone asked me, are you happy? Yes, I am happy because I love what I do and the company I keep. Having a purpose keeps me centered on what’s important.

Would you like some help to tackle that fear when you may be feeling stuck?

This post is designed to give you several ways to cast away fear and start unleashing your creative ideas. Many people, including me, can feel overwhelmed or distracted with what others are doing.

First, breathe!

Next, turn off social media and emails.

Now spend a few minutes to organize your thoughts and objectives to help you get and stay on track.

These several tips and exercises will help you move your goals forward and do the things that bring you joy.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

Using Design as a Vehicle to Help Formulate Ideas

Entrepreneurs typically share traits of creativity, courage, and tenacity. That doesn’t mean we don’t feel the pain of meeting challenges like fear of failure or uncertainty. Try starting with design as a vehicle to help formulate ideas. Read: 3 Tips to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Going

Joy Can Be Your Inner Guidance System

The Joy Review is a simple 10-minute exercise that can help you get in touch with areas of your life that bring you joy.  When you align with your purpose and passion, you will have no worry about whether you are doing the right thing. If you are struggling in a job, relationship, or financial area of your life, the Joy Review is an opportunity to separate the positive from the negative feelings you have when you’re not experiencing joy. Read: Your Success Depends on These Principles

Your most important work is always ahead of you, never behind you. – Stephen Covey

How to Get Clarity on Your Goals Using Decision Tree Analysis

What stops you from acting on your goals? A decision tree analysis can help you visualize your choices and reduce uncertainties. Using this decision tree example, plug in your own decision variables. Read: Stop Waiting to Act on Your Goals

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt