10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEAR – HOW TO OVERCOME IT
Fear exists to keep you safe. It’s a tool you can use to make better decisions. It isn’t designed to make you inactive but to help you get the results you want. So embrace fear as something your brain is telling you there is something significant for you to overcome.
It helps to name your fear, to clearly identify it. Know exactly what it is you fear. Talking with others about what it is you fear helps you put into words why you are afraid. The more you can verbalize your fear the more you can face it. Ignoring fear often allows it to fester and grow.
We fear the unknown. One of the greatest tools you have for overcoming fear is knowledge. Learn everything you can about what it is you fear and it will increase your chances of overcoming it.
Fear is often the single biggest thing that holds you back from doing something. Overcoming fear is an important step in achieving your goals and dreams. Fear kills more dreams than failure.
Fear can have a negative impact on your health. It can keep you from relaxing. It can weaken your immune system, negatively affect memory, lead to depression, and even lead to heart damage. These are good reasons to overcome fear.
Fear robs you of your freedom. The more you are able to triumph over fear the more freedom you will have in your life. Believing in your abilities and self-worth can empower you to transform fear into freedom.
The dark cave you fear often holds the very treasures you seek. The things you often want in life are on the other side of fear. The only way to get there is to work through your fear. Working through your fear often leads to your greatest personal growth.
Whenever you experience fear, think about how far you have come, battles you have won, hurdles you have jumped, victories you have experienced, and realize you have what it takes to overcome fear.
It’s okay to be afraid as long as you realize it means you’re about to do something really brave. Rather than allowing fear to shut you down, allow it to wake you up to that which you must overcome.
In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.