Would you like to know a simple way to get over your fears?
Each and every fear that you have right now will be completely obliterated by adhering to the following suggestion:
Meet your fears head-on. Do not run from them, face them.
Every fear that you have today will be destroyed as soon as you do that which you are afraid to do.
People often think the word “courageous” is synonymous with “fearless.” It’s not.
Courageous people feel the fear and do it anyway.
I have a book of personal fears that are disguised as goals. How do I know they’re fears? Because they’re on a fucking list. If they weren’t fears, they would be done by now, they wouldn’t be staring back at me in the taunting way that they do each time I open the orange notebook where I keep them.
Make a list of all of the things you’re afraid of, then choose 5 of those fears and write them on a separate sheet of paper. After each fear, list out action plans for how you can face each fear, right now. Then get to work confronting those fears.
Writing your fears down will make you more aware of them, and it will put you in a better position of understanding them and yourself. Your fears can be great motivators of action. And action is the spice of life.
One of my favorite books is The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield. It discusses the disease of resistance and the crippling affect of procrastination. My favorite quote from the book is, “Fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.”
I use that quote to guide me in my daily life. If I feel resistance or fear towards something, I know that the only way I can dissolve that negative emotion is to go towards the fear and by doing so, I will conquer it.
Running from fear is like running from a relentless, wild animal. No matter how fast you run, the fear animal will continue to chase you for the rest of your life. Unless you have really good cardio, I recommend stopping in your tracks right now and introducing yourself to your fear. Then meeting that bitch head-on.
You will be absolutely amazed how quickly your life changes.