Each of us experience FEAR in our lives on a daily basis. With that being the case, how do we overcome fear? In order to answer this question, we have to define what FEAR is? The dictionary definition of fear states: Fear- is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or is a threat.
Fear in its most basic form is an emotion, a learned behavior that protects us from the threats in our surroundings. “Zig Ziglar states, “fear is False Evidence Appearing Real”. Fear’s most obvious and primary target is our plan for success. Nevertheless, we create and feed our fears daily, which ultimately affect the direction of our lives. Here are a few human fears that hold us back from achieving what we truly want in life: failure, pain, rejection, ridicule, change and the unknown. We tend to lose sight that growth is the goal and if we are not taking some risk, then we are not growing. Here are three ways to overcome fear and become more comfortable doing the uncomfortable.
- Live in the UNCOMFORTABLE zone.
Push yourself daily to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Build your confidence through continuous repetition of living in the uncomfortable zone. Ex: Speak up at your work meetings, call an old friend or family member that ended on bad terms and mend that relationship, take the last shot in your game, Sky Dive, learn a new language, instrument or cold call a prospect.
- Remember “Experiments Never Fail”.
“Expeiments” are only learning lessons. Albert Einstein failed 1000 times before creating the light bulb. “If there is a will there is a way”. Continue your pursuit of that idea, scholarship, business plan, and work position, until you reach your goal.
- Failure is the ONLY way to reaching SUCCESS!
Remember failure is only feedback. Learn from your mistakes and try another way. People tend to give up after the first couple of tries and decide there is no way to accomplish the goal. If you’re not FAILING, then you’re not succeeding. Start taking more strategic risk today!
Quote of The Day: “Nothing in life should be FEARED, only understood.”- Marie Curie
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