Imagine you were being chased by a lion. You were running as fast as you could but then you made a wrong turn and arrived at a 10-foot fence.
What would you do?
I’m sure, at that moment, trying to ‘’google’’ on how to climb a 10-foot-tall fence would be the last thing on your mind.
In a situation like that, there are two things involved:
It’s either you get eaten by the lion or you look for any way to get not just on the fence but over the fence.
We both know that the only option in this case for all of us would be the second option.
That’s the kind of mindset we should adopt when we are faced with fear. Don’t let your fears conquer you; instead, find a solution to it and solve it.
Below are 11 Simple Ways you can Overcome Fear:
“The biggest risk in life is not taking any risks.”
Yeah, fear is associated with risk.
You only need to realize that no matter what kind of fear you have, you can conquer it. It all just depends on your mindset.
#1. You need to understand what causes that fear
To conquer your fear, you need to understand what causes it in the first place.
Be it stage fright, fear of height, fear of public speaking, fear of car driving etc, you need to realize that you cannot win a fight against an enemy you don’t know.
#2. Face Your Fear
As crazy as it might sound, one of the best ways of getting over fear is to face that fear.
Do that thing that scares you the most, within reason. Make sure it’s not something that would break you.
#3. Be in Control
The thought of fear is also a scary experience.
Your heart starts racing, hands and feet start shaking, and some people cry when faced with fear.
Regardless of what effect fear has on you, you need to remind yourself that you are in control. Be in control. That can help you in overcoming the fear.
#4 Realize that fear is not a Supernatural force.
Being afraid does not make you abnormal, it just means you’re human. It’s something that we learnt as we grew up, meaning we can unlearn it.
#5. Don’t Adopt Bad Habits In Order To Conquer Fear
When faced with fears, some of us resort to habits like drinking, or smoking.
That does not solve the problem; it only makes you more vulnerable. Don’t use bad habits to get over your fear. Do it naturally.
#6. Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude
Positivity is one ways to get over our fears, whenever you are faced with fear, instead of thinking of the bad things that might happen, think about the good things that could happen and see how quickly the fear disappears.
#7. Talk About it
Don’t keep negative energy inside of you. Talk about what scares you with your family, loved ones or a therapist.
#8. Change How You Think About Fear.
‘’Change’’ is the only constant thing in life. Success, failure, fear are all a matter of perspective. Don’t limit yourself in your mind or let it hold you back cos of fear. Instead change how you think about fear. Decide that if it scares you, you need to do it.
#9. Read Books About What Scares You.
Read several books about that thing that gets you scared and find how to deal with it. There’s always somebody who has faced and dealt with the fear you’re having. Find out how they dealt with it.
Make time out to meditate. Think about what scares you. Don’t rush this. Search deep down and you would find your answer.
We have talked about 10 tips to deal with your fear. And they’re all great, but it would be of no use if you do not act.
There is great potential in you. There are so many things you can achieve.
Don’t let fear hold you back, there are many things you’d probably have achieved at this point in your life but you’ve let fear hold you back.
Enough is enough. Let go and be free.
In conclusion, fear is not your enemy.
Remember our story about being chased by a lion? Fear is the only thing that got you over the fence without a second thought.
Realize that the negative energy in fear can be converted into positivity.
If you fear public speaking just think of the worst thing that can happen and realize that even if it did happen, life would go on and you’d be fine.
Use your imagination and visualize speaking to the audience and getting positive feedback. Don’t visualize about getting on the stage and messing up. And even if you do, realize that as long as you’re still alive, you still have a chance to do better and be better.
It cannot be overemphasized that you shouldn’t ‘’fear your fear’’ but rather ‘’Face your Fear’’ even if it means creating a mental ‘’shot Gun’’ and using it anytime you feel that fear.
Thanks for reading; I hope this was helpful to you.
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