For anyone to survive, they must overcome their fear/s. conquering them will bring forth success for you. Getting scared of things or people slows you down or makes you lose. Fear can be of anything be it fear of exam, drugs, change, water, heights, marriage, anything. From the mentioned a few, you will realize that if you have fear, you might not go beyond where your fear begins. Hence you might never accomplish them. Everyone have fears even the most renowned people at some point had theirs but they overcame it. You too can. Try out the following and you might just notice tremendous improvements.
- Scrutinize your fear
Get to know your fear by actually naming it. Sometimes what we fear might not be obvious maybe because of the anxiety within us hence we might want to look for what we are actually afraid of. Write it down as a formal method of officially acknowledging that it is that which you really fear. You might want to keep a journal of this especially if you want to put down each day you tackle it. This can help you know how to handle and deal with it.
- Define its boundaries
Get to know how your fear started. Did it start long ago or developed recently? Was it caused by a negative experience? And what exactly starts or activates these fears in you. Is it possible to rid them? How does this fear affect you? Does it hold you down? Keep you down? Or does it deter you from doing a particular thing? Knowing all these will get you the in-depth of your fear and the ways you might want to apply to eliminate it.
- Pin it
Now that you know your fear inside out, design ways to overcome it. State down your goal. It could be how you are going to get rid of it or the length of time you will take to finish it altogether. It is advisable to start small as you increase the chunks with time. Slowly and gradually, you will find it familiar and nothing to fear at all. Motivational factor could be the imagination of life after fear or how your life would be without the fear.
- Celebrate yourself
Congratulate yourself for every accomplishment in defeating your fear. Reward yourself if you have completely gotten over it. However, remember that some little fear is healthy to make you work towards something in life. And that there is no instance your life will be free from fear so don’t be too mean on yourself. Be glad that you are really experiencing one for you to move a notch higher. Just that it should not be the extreme fear otherwise you will have to follow these steps again to overcome it.
A Selection of Quotes About Conquering Your Fear
“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.” ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt
“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” ~ Chantal Sutherland
“I’m not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears.” ~ Heidi Klum
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