Don’t Face The Consequences Of Fear
Yes, if you are reading this, you are about to enter a world where with the proper training, you can keep your fears under your control. Easier said than done? At first, yes. However, we all know that good things take time and you don’t want to rush the process, not if you want to be the best version of yourself and get to master your mind.
The consequences of fear are not fun at all:
- All your dreams, your goals and your aspirations are put on hold for an undetermined period of time
- Your mind lacks clarity and you no longer know which way to go
- You become a victim of your emotions and you get to only survive
What can there be done? How to escape this feeling of not being in control of your life? You’re in the right place, as I have 3 ways in which you can keep your fears under your control:
1. Learn from your fears. Analyze your goals and your purpose and see what are the fears holding you back. The best way to do this? Journal it. Start asking yourself why are you feeling the way that you are feeling? Write the answer down and based on it, ask yourself again the same question: “Why am I feeling like this? Why am I afraid?” As soon as you continue to seek for answers, your mind will deliver them to you. You will understand why you do the things that you do surrounded by fear, and also, you will get the very precious learnings, the clarity that you need in order to move forward.
2. Rationalize your fears. You may solve your fears completely, if the pattern is not too old or if the fears are not too big. You get to ask yourself whether the fear that you have is helping you in any way, whether it is a rational fear or is it an emotional fear? If you come to discover that there’s a rational fear, as soon as you get aware that you have it, it simply vanishes. It goes away completely. If it is emotional, Step 1 is what you need to consider.
3. Step on your fears. Do the things that you are afraid of. Speaking in public? Expressing your opinion in front of your associates? Afraid of going to a networking event? In order to do this, you need a very strong reason why. You need leverage. You need to have a purpose bigger than your fears. This means, that you no longer need to put your focus on you only. What a relief, isn’t it? Fear comes when we only think of ourselves and we think that others may judge us or may not think highly of us. These fears of not being enough and not being loved/appreciated/liked have been with us for thousands of years. Does this mean they’re here to stay? Not a chance! As they’re not yours! Just because you have a fear, it doesn’t mean it’s yours. It doesn’t define you at all.
These being said, do let me know which is your favorite strategy to deal with fear. I have to admit it took a while, but Step no. 3 is my all time preferred. When you step on your fears, you show yourself how strong, courageous and in control you are, ready to serve both yourself and the people around you.