Five Steps To Successfully Overcoming Your Fears
Overcoming fear, any fears that you may have: spiders, public speaking, heights or even success itself, may appear quite simple in concept, but the actual application to rid these of these ‘scary things’, is never quite that easy, especially if you are the one associated with them.
Depending on what the degree of that fear is, or it’s intensity, most may be able to confront it head on, while others may require some assistance or advice. Nonetheless, it’s paramount that you take some type of action to eliminate it. When you are able to successfully overcome your fear, you will open yourself up to more opportunities for career or personal growth, while also having successful relationships.
Taking Slow Calculated Steps
Taking slow steps is especially suggested if you may have real life, stress related difficulty coping with that fear you may be experiencing. It also doesn’t necessarily mean the fear has to be that intense, it may also be as simple as a fear of rejection. But this may concern one’s inability to take any action, because of its presence. So take one small initial step instead of attempting to go for a home run. Being able to take that initial step should provide you with enough confidence to take the next one.
In order to build up the courage and confidence to take that next step, identifying the root of that fear is essential. You will then eventually realize that your strength will grow in other areas of your life as well.
Finding The Motivation
Overcoming certain fears may often entail a difficult process that will require time. When this occurs, some will often get sidetracked or demoralized. One way to keep active and motivated is to make a substantiated effort to combat your fear. You can do this by by replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, that results in your end goal.
One way to do this is to write down all the benefits that you’ll be realizing once you decide to make that change and overcome that fear. Realizing all these benefits should give you enough motivation to get you to eliminate the unwanted fears in your life.
Changing Your Perspectives
When most people suffer some type of rejection or failure, it will often spiral into negative thoughts that will eventually lead to self destructive behavior. As all people go through some types of failure at certain times in their lives, you need to understand this and be ready for it.
It’s therefore recommended you change your viewpoint regarding failure and/or rejection. Don’t allow it to get you down, but use it as a positive learning experience instead, where you can pinpoint exactly the areas of your life that requires improvement. Then success will to be achieved.
Facing Reality – Get Real
The root of most basic fears are usually associated with early unpleasant experiences in your life, or certain concerns or anxiety about the future. So one of the ways that you may be able to overcome such fears is to solely focus on the present. Learn how to make immediate plans for your current situation and then fulfill them. This is probably your best bet at succeeding in your life endeavors, instead of wearing yourself down with every worry or fear. If you fail to get yourself away from that particular situation, you neither fail nor you will achieve anything.
Redefining Perceptions of Fear
One of the best effective ways to overcome your fears, is to redefine how you view fear itself. You need to participate in these steps in order for you to effectively progress in the fight against fear. When you begin to dedicate yourself to these steps, it will then become a habit, and eventually become natural to you. These steps will also allow you to see things in a more positive light, where fear doesn’t exist.