Fearlessness comes from within, but it isn't always easy. Use these 3 tips to show of your fearless every single day.

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”

– Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post

Being in the journalism and media industry and reading quotes from successful women like Arianna Huffington gives me such a peace of mind.

Almost everyday I struggle with being completely comfortable within my career and life. Not because I’m not a comfortable person, but because I know that there are so many possibilities and different paths that I can take. And of course I have my random bouts of imposter syndrome.

I have had to learn that exuding fearlessness doesn’t mean that you’re an unstable person, but instead it means you are trying to raise your “stableness” and own being you.

Here are my tips to being more secure in you:

1. Fake it ‘til you make it.

This doesn’t mean to mask your emotions but to begin to accept your fearlessness even if you don’t exactly feel fearless.

It’s the same idea when you want your dream job.

You have to imagine yourself going to work everyday and killing your job. Imagine yourself waking up everyday ready. Ready to take on anything the universe may send you.

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2. Get a team/mentors to assist you.

A foundation is much more secure with multiple pillars than just one trying to hold up the entire structure. Your team can be your close friends or your mentor encouraging you and keeping you uplifted when you need it.

When I was job hunting and times got tough, I had very few people I took advice from because I needed the best of the best in my corner.

3. Get a game plan — vision board/planners etc.

If you’ve kept up with my GenTwenty posts, I’m sure you’ve realized a fan of motivational sticky notes, vision boards, and any other forms of visual inspiration.

I firmly believe that when you constantly look at something, it starts to engrain itself in your brain and you begin to think about it even when it’s not in front of you.

Think about the last really good show you watched. Are you still thinking about the plot twist in the last five minutes days after the show ended and discussing it with your coworkers? Probably so.

To put things in perspective, I like to think about Oprah’s career. Today we know Oprah as the amazing billionaire she is, but Oprah had a rough childhood filled with abuse and surrounded by poverty. Oprah rose from a radio host to an anchor on a local news station to eventually what we all know as “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

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Her show was just the beginning to what blossomed to her own network, magazine, and so much more. Because Oprah took the chance on herself, she became known by one name, known by many and one of the most influential women in the world.

We’re all born with the same opportunity to grow from nothing. Whether our “nothing” is a job at McDonald’s or surviving abuse and a pregnancy at 15 like Oprah, we all have somewhere to go from where we currently are.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”

— Oprah Winfrey

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