Fears are like annoying relatives. You can’t avoid them forever, and ignoring them won’t make them go away. Everyone is afraid. I am, you are, everyone is! The only difference between you and the successful people you admire is that they are willing to work and move through their fears in order to get where they want to be.
If you don’t learn how to face your fear it will grip your mind, body, and spirit. It will wage a war against you and your dreams. Know this need not be. Once you understand how you can dissipate fear, it shrinks and is no longer a threat.
I always remind myself: If i am BIGGER than my obstacles, they are no more obstacles ahead of me. I know, its a very uncomfortable feelings. But trust me, make your first step, the ongoing steps are definitely easier.
The next time you’re in a scary place try the following exercises.
- Journal your fears
Write about your fear and its origin. How has it held you back in the past? Set aside time and without judgment, reflect on what you’ve written. You will gain insight and loosen fears grip by observing it. When you write down your fear, fear loses its power over you.
- Journal your past success
We tend to beat ourselves up when we fail and fail to celebrate when we succeed. Strengthen your belief in yourself by reflecting on each decade of your life and every success you’ve experienced. You can begin as early as age five when you learned how to ride a bike. Write it all down. You’ll be inspired, motivated and amazed by your list and how and can be used to face your fear.
- Stop your story
Fear is an illusion. We make up frightening stories about our past and our future and rehearse them until we are terrified. Our stories are often about the pain of the past or the fear of the future. Change the fearful stories you tell yourself. You can find safety by learning to live in the present moment. You always have the option to create new stories filled with positive expectations of the future.
- Believe in yourself
Focus your attention on being ready, willing, and prepared for the success, joy, wonder, connections, good fortune, and awesome circumstances that are yours if you are willing to work and be open to it. You deserve the best no matter what. Accept that fact about yourself.
- Learn something new
Do you lack information or direction? Develop your intuition. Get a mentor. Join Toastmasters. Be a lifelong learner. Give it your all. Take action on what you learn. Fear fades in an environment of this kind.
FEAR = FACE EVERYTHING AND RISE.
With Love & Light,