Overcoming fear is the ultimate key to happiness in your personal and professional life. The way you view life determines the level of happiness you experience. If your life is filled with fear, you will not live life to its fullest. Your life is laced with potential pitfalls. Your personal and professional success depends on how well you deal with fear.
The only life you will ever live is the life you create for yourself. The only thing you can control is your own future. If you are afraid of failing, you will not achieve the things you want in your life. In order to succeed, you must believe that you can overcome any difficulty. Fears are a result of the worst-case scenario thinking: if you fail, it will hurt. So, if you are afraid of failing, you will fail in every aspect of your life, no matter how insignificant the obstacle is.
The only way to overcome fear is to face your fears head on, and face them without denial. For example: if you are afraid of speaking in public, you could practice by reading ten phrases a day, and repeating the words when you feel anxious. You will be surprised how quickly these phrases will become fluent in your mind. In this way of thinking, you will have developed positive emotions, instead of negative emotions. You will have changed your mindset from “I’m not good enough” to “I can do it!”
Once you have developed positive emotions, and your body has begun to calm down, begin to tackle your anxiety by facing your fears head on. Yes, this may be frightening. However, it’s a great way to change your mindset. This shift in your mindset is the first step in overcoming fear, and will take time.
There are many different types of fears. Some are fearful of failure, while others are fearful of taking risks. Others are fearful of talking in public, while others may be fearful of anything that is new or unfamiliar. However, all fears are very similar in their nature, and all can be overcome.
For example, you may be afraid of talking in public, but you know that you’re a great speaker. If you want to overcome your fears of speaking in public, all you need to do is practice for it. If you feel that every time you speak in public that you’re too afraid to actually talk, or that every time you speak in public you come off as a fool, then you simply need to start talking a little bit more often. Each time you talk, make sure that you focus on doing so with confidence, and you’ll soon find yourself overcoming fear of speaking in public.
All types of fears, and nearly all fears can be overcome. You might start out feeling as if nothing can be done about the fear, but this is simply untrue. Once you begin taking action towards overcoming the fear, you can begin taking different actions towards overcoming the fear. When you begin taking action towards overcoming the fear, all the fear that you had previously been fearful of will disappear, because you now have something that you can act towards instead of fighting against.
Overcoming fear is not always easy, especially if you’ve grown accustomed to being fearful. If you’re fearful, then you must overcome that fear. If you don’t, then you’ll keep having those fearful thoughts, and eventually that will lead you right back to where you started. It’s imperative that you remember that all you have to do is change how you respond to fear, rather than dwelling on what fear you had in the past.