Don’t get shocked by the fact that you’re not the only person on earth with fears. Very powerful people with leading positions have fears. Every person who must learn something new experiences fear before they discover and have a breakthrough. It’s entirely a normal part of human presence, and you’re no different. For this reason, and the unconscious biases that can accompany anyone’s viewpoint, it’s valuable to learn to change view before making final decisions. Once you understand the value of changing your mindset, you can use this in all life areas.
Here are some tips and tools to overcome fear
Ask Yourself the Rightful Questions
When you first feel fear, ask the right questions. “What’s the worst thing that can happen?” Define the worst thing that can happen if you do or don’t do something that is causing you to fear. Asking the right questions can help push you forward.
Name the Fear and The Outcomes
When you start to experience feelings that identify the fear that feels like it might stop you from achieving your goal, take the time to stop what you’re doing and focus for a moment on what you are feeling.
For example, if you start a weight management program, you suddenly develop emotional stress eating and allow fear to set in to prevent you from reaching your goal weight. Pause for a moment to identify the emotion you are feeling and how it’s affecting your body. How you treat yourself has the potential to change just about everything.
Accept Your Fear
As you notice now what fear is doing to your mind and body, take a moment to accept it. It’s normal and part of your learning process. Fear is your mind’s way of shifting back a little as you gain more awareness. Write down what can happen realistically so that you can understand that developing new eating habits could not harm you.
Be Mindful of Your Thoughts
You are more powerful than you realize as your thoughts do, in fact, control your emotions. It appears that your feelings are controlling your thoughts, but that’s not true. You are in complete control over your thoughts, even if you don’t believe right away. Continue to identify and reverse negative thoughts and replace them with positive, neutral thoughts to help reduce fear.
Break Large Goals Down
Now you have some tips to identified, defined, and accepted the fear and acknowledged the truth about what can happen if you continue. Take the goals you’ve created and break them down into easy to complete steps by doing it now. For example, if you want to become a published author, setting daily writing goals to develop a habit. Little by little, you build your power—one thing at a time. You’ll get there.
Do you remember the fear you had when you were a baby? When you’re young, curiosity overcomes fear because you really want to know what’s on the other side. Become like a child. Get that curiosity back and break through your comfort zone and defeat your fears.
Quote from Brené Brown:
Braving the Wilderness is a good read to overcome those fears.
Question for You?
Picture YOURSELF stepping out of your comfort zone. How does it feel? How do you see yourself without restraints, without any fears?
Until Next Week-
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