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029: Your Greatest Dream Is Just Beyond Your Deepest Fear (with Jamie Winship)

lurking behind a life characterized by significance is fear, guilt, and shame. I know it too well. For years, fear controlled every aspect of my life. And finally I had enough. Joining me today is a friend and mentor named Jamie Winship who is bringing freedom through truth and identity to thousands of people around the world. I truly believe this message will give you the courage you need to live the life you want to live.

I believe that it’s never too late to become who you really are. But who we really are isn’t a function of performance, it’s a function of identity. All too often, we succumb to the “performance-acceptance” trap in which our worth and value is innately connected to our good performance. Simply, if we do good, we are good; if we do badly, we are inherently bad. Worse, if we make a mistake, we believe we are a mistake. You see, lurking behind a life characterized by significance is fear, guilt, and shame. I know it too well. For years, fear controlled every aspect of my life. And finally I had enough. Joining me today is a friend and mentor named Jamie Winship who is bringing freedom through truth and identity to thousands of people around the world. I truly believe this message will give you the courage you need to live the life you want to live.

In this episode, you’ll discover…

  • How to discover your individual identity in life by pursuing truth.
  • The very foundational component of a successful life resides in truth.
  • Confession is simply speaking truth. And telling the truth can be ugly. It just has to be true. It’s the only way to walk in freedom.
  • Fear, guilt, and shame always cause us to disconnect from other people and from God.
  • God never uses guilt, shame, or fear tactics to lead people.
  • Shame is the idea that you are an embarrassment to myself and others.
  • Fear and shame biologically hinder the development of the frontal lobe of the brain.
  • People who feel shame at their core revert to self-protection and self-promotion.
  • Anger is a secondary emotion; it’s a reaction to something else. Therefore, we must always ask ourselves which emotion precedes the anger.
  • How negative emotions function in our life and why they are key indicators of a need for greater truth.
  • Why feedback and community provide truth in our life.
  • A key question to ask yourself: what are you most afraid of?
  • Your greatest dream is just beyond your deepest fear.

Connect with Jamie Winship here.