Inspirational Author Offers 5 Tips on Getting Past Your Fears and Embracing Success in 2014

Oct 15, 2013, 13:00 ET from Bonnie Milletto

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bonnie Milletto of Portland, Ore., respected globetrotting motivational speaker and author of Dedicated to the Cup: Nine Ways to Reinvent a Life! has released her top five suggestions to position yourself for success in 2014.

Milletto says, "What's the number one reason people hesitate on moving forward to pursue what is truly most important in life?  I've found it to be nearly always fear of some form. Ranging from absolute paralyzing terror of making mistakes to negative self-talk, fear can control you. I have five suggestions to get over it."

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Take a risk
  3. Compare to no one
  4. Choose to be happy
  5. Be grateful for everything in your life and love yourself

Some of the top thought leaders in America have also noted that success is tied to believing in yourself; being vulnerable and taking risks; and breaking those self-imposed limits. Success mentor Jack Canfield encourages us to move beyond our emotionally unhealthy behaviors and finally create the life and results we desire. Oprah recently interviewed professor of social work, Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW about being vulnerable by living and loving with your full heart.

"I want people to know they can make 2014 the year to succeed if they take hold of their life with confidence. With self-confidence you can succeed---believe in yourself and others will believe in you, too," says Milletto. "I think one of the most important reminders for people is to 'compare to no one.' When we compare ourselves to others we will always come in last. Be the best version of you."

Milletto authored and published Dedicated to the Cup, a collection of real-life inspirational stories with chapters that address different themes, including courage, confidence, perfection, and gratitude, and features "sips" from the cups of life of 16 different people Milletto has met along her journey as an international speaker.

The 2014 is Your Year to Succeed online article can be found at Dedicated to the Cup may be purchased on Amazon for Kindle, in eBook format or in paperback through For more information, visit

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