Has fear ever prevented you from doing something you wanted to do?
Believe it or not, this obstacle is one faced daily by many people.
By giving fear power you are giving it control over your life. You are giving up your ability to:
- Take risks
- Follow your dreams
- Become successful
- Be completely happy
- Feeling worthy and confident
If you consistently give in to fear your quality of life will eventually crumble. If your fear is keeping you locked in an emotional prison – It may benefit you to learn learn “A Natural Technique” for immediate anxiety relief.
Did you know that Fear is Nothing more than a Conditioned Response?
It’s normal to feel fear. In matter of fact that’s what gives us our “Fight or Flight” response when faced with a threat. It’s also quite normal to feel fear in an unfamiliar situation. Don’t think you can’t overcome it – just because it’s an automatic response …
3 Tips to Overcoming Fear
One of the reasons people fear is that they expect the worst. They worry obsessively about what could go wrong. They constantly ask “What if” and “If only” questions.
Make a conscious effort to expect the best. Find the positive side to each and every situation.
Focus on your strengths and capabilities. Remind yourself that you can handle more than you think. Believe in yourself – You are capable of handling any situation thrown your way.
When fears start creeping into your consciousness – immediately replace it with a positive thought. You’ll be able to keep your fears in perspective by remaining confident and positive.
2) Know the Odds
Fear and worry are closely related. When you are worried you fear the worst. Experts state that the majority of things we worry about never come to pass.
Look closely at your fears. If they are unfounded, it may be easier to dismiss them.
Don’t let fear get a chokehold on you. Let’s say you have a fear of public speaking and your boss has just
told you that you will be the main speaker at an important meeting.
You feel as if your life and/or livelihood are on the line. You immediately start thinking …
- What if I forget my speech?
- What if I say the wrong thing?
- What if my colleagues lose respect for me?
- What if I get fired?
- What if …?
Take a deep breath and clear your head. Ask yourself logically what’s the chance any of the “What Ifs” will happen?
In most cases you’ll discover that there’s not much of likelihood. With a calm and clear mind you can now get to work creating a solid presentation. You can brainstorm ways to improve your performance. Concentrate on being well prepared by practicing your speech on your family and friends.
3) Face Your Fears
Do what you fear. Your fear and anxiety might increase a little when you think about facing it. But once you’ve faced it, you’ll more than likely think – it wasn’t near as bad as you thought it would be.
- Afraid of public speaking – Give a speech.
- Afraid of heights – look out over the city from a balcony in a high rise
- Afraid of spiders – learn about them, through the internet, your local library or a natural habitat museum.
Facing your fears is a 3 step process:
- Make a commitment to face your fear head on
- Visualize yourself facing your fear while remaining calm and confident
- Taking action and facing your fear
Fear is simply a feeling. You have control over your feelings. Fear in itself can’t harm you. Choose to ignore it and move forward except in truly threatening situations.
If you weigh the pros and cons in any situation, you may decide that the possibility of negative consequences is minimal so there’s nothing to stop you from ignoring your fear and going for it! This will be determined by you on a case by case basis, of course. The point isn’t to become reckless with your decision-making but rather to empower yourself to know when a fear is groundless and easily overcome.