Is Fear Or Worry Stopping You From Doing Something?

 

 

Is fear or worry stopping you from doing something?

Often in our lives there are big dreams and ambitions. Things we want to do. However, we have a tendency to automatically think about what if it goes wrong!

This isn't rational. This fear is NOT rational. We're worried about things that haven't even happened. But the fear is so bad it stops us and makes us come up with a million excuses to not do those things.

What is that thing you want to do, yet fear is stopping you?

It's interesting how fear of something, even something that can't really effect us, will have an impact on us.

What can we do about it? The first thing I think we should do is make an evaluation of whether the fear is justified or not. If we assess our fears, then we mostly find out that those fears have no basis.

We also need to look at the source of the fear. Did we learn that fear from someone? Is it a rational fear, or are we just scared because someone we knew was scared.

If you have a fear, develop...

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How Can I Handle Fear?

 

Yesterday, someone asked me to talk about how to handle fear. I think this is a really important subject so thought I would share my thoughts on this.

Fear manifests itself in so many different ways. Sometimes it's useful - it can help keep us alive after all.

What doesn't help you is fear that stop you from moving forward on a project or stops you making progress towards your dreams.

You can have fear of the process that you need to do in order to achieve a project. So you stay stuck.

Then there is what I call 'comfort pain'. This is to do with settling with who you are and you don't want to address the fear you might have of rocking the boat to make a change that you need to make. So you put up with the pain.

Another type that I come across is the 'pain of results'. When you experience change or transformation in your life you can't expect everything around you to stay the same. This can also include changes that you don't choose to make such as retirement, or job loss or the...

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