Mind Management: Overcoming Fear
Fear - Face to Face
FEAR!!!! Is one of the biggest obstacles you may face when you decide to.... Go. For. IT.
Time to get some things straight here.
- Fear does not mean STOP.
- Fear is not a valid reason to Not do something.
.......and, guess what? You do not have to be fearless. What? You might be saying right about now. What do you mean I don't have to be fearless to overcome fear? It's pretty shocking. But. No. You. Do. Not. Need. To be fearless. Nobody is fearless. Just sayin.
What you need to do is pay attention to your thoughts. Most of the fear you have comes from a thought or emotion.
- Fear of the pain (maybe it's needles....this is very much one of my fears)
- Fear of humiliation
- Fear of failure
- Fear of success (yep, this happens)
- Fear of loss
What Are You Afraid Of?
So, this is where you ask yourself....
- What am I afraid of?
- What fears are holding me back?
One thing you can't do is avoid fear. You should embrace your fear and continue to move forward.
Fear is just an emotion that is created by your thoughts.
You may guessed and yes it is time to make a list......get used to it people. Once you write something down that shit is for reals. It also helps you to see patterns in your thoughts. Easier to get these thoughts out of your head so that you can free up space for productive thoughts.
- List 1: What am I afraid of?
- List 2: What fears are holding you back?
- List 3: What is your life missing because of the fears that are holding you back?
Shit's Getting Real
Whoa! Talk about shit getting real. Oh man, was it real for me when I made my 3 list. Those words staring up at me seemed larger than life. I've had my list for 4 years now tucked away in the pocket of my kindle cover. The pages have gentle wear as I have unfolded and folded them a lot since placing them there for safe keeping.
Whenever I would start to stray away from my goal or start to feel frustrated, sad, lonely, angry, disappointed or anxious I would go searching for my kindle and slide the papers from the pocket and re-read what I had written on those pages.
Grab a Tissue
I do have to give you a heads up here. As you are making your lists....well, it just may get emotional for ya. For me, it was a life changing eye opener. Extremely emotional. Something I definitely needed. Something I'm forever grateful that I did.
Making these lists helped me get through an extremely rough time and opened my eyes to how much I was being held back. Once the words were on paper and not crowding my mind with trash thoughts it was then at that moment when I realized how much my life needed to change. How I needed to change my thoughts. So, I could get better results.
Do Not skip this exercise! The value you will get from making these lists is priceless. Take a moment to make your list and keep them close for you will be needing these words to keep you on track and moving forward.
Luvs and hugs to each and every one of you!!