You must have heard the saying that ‘fear is the mind-killer’. Just like how fear can stop you from making decisions, it can also stop you from achieving your dreams.
Fear can paralyse us when we are in tough situations. But when we are able to overcome our fears, it can give us huge benefits. It is important to know how to become stronger than your fears and use that power for positive change in your life.
Many people struggle with fear because they become paralysed by the thought that they cannot do something. There are many reasons for this struggle, but if you want to build up character, you need to overcome this struggle and create a plan of action for how you will move forward despite your fear.
Fear can be paralysing but there are ways in which you can become stronger than your fear. One way is by having a “fear-plan” where you write down all the things that scare you, list the pros and cons of the things
Fears and anxiety will always be there. But we should try to overcome them and cope with them. To overcome your fear, you must understand its root cause and tackle it head-on.
Anxiety is a feeling of restless fear, worry, or concern about something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety can be healthy as it helps us prepare for potential hazards and avoid harmful situations. However, anxiety can become unhealthy when it turns into a chronic condition that interferes with daily life.
The key is to learn how to manage anxiety so that it doesn’t interfere with everyday life. It’s best to practice mindfulness strategies like deep breathing or meditation on a regular basis in order to calm the mind and body down during moments of stress or high levels of emotion – which often come from our fears of failure,
Sometimes fear is a natural result of a traumatic event in our past. It’s the same with the dangers of having a phobia. However, when fear is your default mode, you make yourself weaker and less resilient. Therefore, it is important to find ways to become stronger than your fears.
We all suffer from phobias for different reasons. Some celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres or Gwyneth Paltrow have openly admitted that they are afraid of public speaking. And one study found that most people suffer from performance anxiety, for example, when they have to give a presentation in front of an audience.
If you are looking for ways to achieve your dreams, then there are many things that you need to do first. One of these things is overcoming your fears and not letting fear rule your life.
But what happens when fear keeps you stuck?
What do you do if you’re terrified of public speaking- even though it’s your job? Or if you’re terrified of asking for a raise because you don’t want to seem pushy? Or what if you’re terrified of leaving your current relationship because it means that you’ll have to start over again and risk the chance of getting hurt?
The answer is that people often feel stuck and end up doing nothing about their fear. This can be extremely problematic because fear can also create self-limiting beliefs, causing issues with productivity, feelings of inadequacy, making it difficult to take risks and causing people to withdraw from social situations.
To overcome your fear, there are a few things that you should do first:
– Understand what your fears are: It can be hard to identify what your fears are, but there are some general ones that have been shown to hold most people back in life such as fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of judgment, and lack of confidence
– Break down the root cause: A lot of times when we experience these fears we don’t recognise them as they appear in our lives. So break down the root cause and figure out what’s behind these emotions
– Challenge yourself first and then take small steps into it: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says ‘dare’? Most people will say something like ‘I dare not’ or ‘I’m not ready yet. But what would happen if we try challenging our fears?
– How did you come out of it in the past: There are many things that can make you stronger than your fear. One of the best ways is to start by telling yourself a story about how you might have overcome your fear in the past.
The other strategies include:
– Change your perspective and challenging the thoughts involved in the fear
– Do something that makes you feel good
– Find support from friends and family
– focus on what you control
– be confident, don’t let others take advantage of you
– use positivity
– refocusing on what you actually want
How to become stronger than your fears?
With all the strategies mentioned above, you can also use these few other tactics as well:
- Accept that you’re afraid, but know that it’s okay to feel uncertain. If you’re not sure about something now, then take the risk and see what happens.
- Figure out how you think about fear so you can challenge your preconceived notions about it by asking yourself questions like “What if I was wrong? What if I win? What if this worked really well for me?”
- Take control over your thoughts by meditating or journaling as often as possible.
- Become aware of what triggers your fear in the first place
- Examine why our fear is irrational
- Identify ways in which you can control this fear