Fear can be a powerful thing. It can give you the boost you need to get out of certain situations or it can paralyze you. In this post, I’ll share 5 powerful ways to conquer you fears and live the life you want and deserve.
Let’s talk about fear.
Not the fear that you feel when you’re home alone and it’s dark and you hear weird noises.
Not the fear you feel when the truck in front of you slams on the breaks on the freeway and you’re sure you were about 2 seconds away from knowing what happens on the other side.
I’m talking about the fear you feel when you’re faced with a certain situation and your first reaction is to want to run away from it, hide under the covers and forget it ever existed.
That feeling in your stomach.
The doubt that creeps up.
That little voice that whispers to you that you can’t or shouldn’t do it or that you’re not good enough.
It’s is what prevents you from moving forward, from experiencing new things and getting out of your comfort zone.
We’ve all been in situations that we’ve tried to side step or completely avoid because of the fear of failure, of judgement from others, of thinking that we’re not good enough or a thousand other reasons.
However, fear is the Universe’s way of showing us what we need to work on. That by doing so, we’re going to grow, learn, discover things we never knew we were capable of and finally live the life we want.
5 steps to conquer your fears
Fear can be a powerful thing but it doesn’t have to be debilitating.
Here are 5 steps to conquer your fears and reduce their power
1. Be aware of your fear
Acknowledging the fact that something scares you is important. Analyze how the situation makes you feel, put words on it. Think about why you’re afraid.
You’ll understand that fear is just a feeling, an emotion holding you back.
2. Identify the worst and best case scenario
Ask yourself two simple but powerful questions:
- What’s the worst thing that could happen if I went ahead and did it?
- What’s the best thing that could happen if I went ahead and did it?
Once you do that, you’ll realize that the worst outcome is not as awful as you thought and the best case scenario is pretty awesome.
Now that you know what the best-case scenario is and what you want, focus on that. Focusing on the positive is so much more powerful than focusing on the negative!
3. Talk it out
Talking about your fears out loud is the perfect way to take away its power and to understand them better.
Talk to your partner, your family, your co-worker. Anyone who you feel comfortable with.
You definitely don’t have to face your fears alone!
4. Use fear as your compass
Embrace the fear, use it as your compass and let it guide you to discover what you really want. Being uncomfortable, not knowing how the situation will unfold and getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to learn more about yourself and to reach your full potential.
5. Believe in yourself
It’s all about your mindset.
Ask yourself what:
- deep beliefs you have about yourself?
- assumptions and attitudes do you have about the world ?
- do you believe you can achieve?
- do you think you deserve?
We all believe things about ourselves that we take to be true. These can come from our childhood, from past failures or from what people have told us.
Have you ever told yourself: I am not good enough, creative enough, smart enough?
Now is the time to let these go! Turn each one of your limiting beliefs into powerful affirmations.
People who achieve amazing things believed they could do it, that they deserved it.
There you have it, 5 steps to conquer your fears!
So what are you waiting for?
When you’re confronted with a situation (or as I call it, an opportunity!) that scares you, you have two options:
- find all of these excuses as to why you shouldn’t do it.
- face the situation head on, probably sweat like a pig, maybe feel sick to your stomach but doing it anyways.
Once you do it, you’ll realize that the thing that scared you wasn’t such a big deal after all and that you were entirely capable of doing it.
Even if you don’t reach the specific goal you had set for yourself, you learned so much in the process!
Remember, you are the only person responsible for your life and your success, so what are you waiting for?
I challenge you to identify one fear that’s holding you back from the life you want and confront it!
It might seem like an impossible feat but trust me, you won’t regret it!
I’d love to hear from you, know what you’re afraid of, and you deal with it. Let me know in the comments!
Till next time,