Fear is the outcome of self doubt. Con trary to confidence. It’s the thought of….”what if things go wrong?”. It’s an unwanted feeling and an undesirable one at that but inevitable. It springs forth from us, yet we have that power to overcome them.
But why do we fear?…
We are afraid when outcomes are unknown and unpredictable. We become afraid when we have little or no confidence in ourselves.
However, getting through fear is a skill that anyone can learn. And I would probably say there is no general way to overcoming fears. It’s relative. At a more individualistic level, each person has this self devising strategy to battle fear.
We can’t live without fear, bc it’s an emotion. It is what makes us human. However, we can subdue it, not to blur our vision of what we tend to realize.
The problem most faced at this point is that most people cling to their fears, because it’s part of who they are.
There are two options: Facing our fears, or running away from them.
How to Start Overcoming Fear
1. Have that awareness:
We need to bring ourselves to the point of realising that fear destroys, it stagnates and it regresses our progress.
2. Identify your fears:
Know what makes you scared. What limits you. If you can’t identify your fears you can’t challenge them.
3. Challenge your fears:
As difficult as it may sound, the best way to overcome your enemy is not to run away from it but to face it. Start doing what makes you scared. Start acting upon that dream you think it’s too daring. Do one thing everyday that scares you. High achievers, regardless of occupation, understand that taking risks and massive action is a vital part in getting from where you are to where you want to go. And that goes for in life — and in business. But often these risks are met with fear, which can cause people to question their ambitions and prevent them from taking action.
The lion is not the king of the jungle because it’s large. There are larger animals than it. It is because, it is not afraid to dare….
We have that power to defeat our fears and not let it get the best of us. And above all believe conquers fear. More than anything in the world, faith and believe ward off fear and renders it meaningless.