Let’s talk about that crazy word “fear” again. Why do we spend so much time on fear? The reason why, fear is a part of life and will never go away. It’s the tool used to make sure we’re avoiding forceable dangers. Unfortunately, fear doesn’t have the ability to decipher when a situation is harmful.
This is why there’s so many different articles, blogs, books on handling fear. With that said this blog is no different from the rest and we’re going to discuss how to overpower it. Yes, overpower and not eliminate because fear will last the test of time. The trick is to change your mindset and use it as a tool for success.
Here are 3 steps to overpowering fear for advancing to the next level in any area of your life.
Step 1: Acknowledgement
The first step to overpowering fear is to simply acknowledge that you’re fearful. Do this by simply saying it out loud, writing it down, or confiding to a close friend. Despite your method of acknowledgement, once the light shines on it the fear you’re having is immediately diminished. Automatically, you’ll ask yourself “why am I so fearful of…” which is the perfect transition to the next step.
Step 2: Worst Case Scenario
Once you ask and answer the question mentioned above it’s time to write out the worst case scenario. Take the time to explore then write out the worst that can happen if you were to move past fear and take action anyway. Let me tell you writing out the worst case really puts things into perspective. Quickly you’ll realize that the worst case is really not the worst case!
Step 3: Reflection
As mentioned before fear is a part of life which means that it pops up all the time. That thing you’re fearful of right now is not your first time dealing with it. So think back to the last time you kicked fears butt. Of course you remember the last time you were to afraid to (fill in the blank) and you did it anyway. Afterwards, to your surprise you survived and didn’t die! I’m willing to bet that you were so happy that you took action and (fill in the blank). As a result, you had a confidence boost. Did I hit the nail on the head?
These 3 simple steps to overpowering fear are easy to remember, simple to follow, and adaptable to any situation. All it takes is courage and the willingness to do something different.
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