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What Are You Afraid Of? - How To Overcome Fear
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What Are You Afraid Of? - How to Overcome Fear

Have you ever not given your opinion during a meeting because you were afraid of appearing as a ridiculous person? How many times have you stopped to ask someone to dance for fear of that person to say no? How many project, ideas have you abandoned for fear that they are doomed to failure?

And today, when you think back, do you regret you failed to expose that idea? To have danced with that person? Or to have realized that project? What would of really happened if you gave your opinion, if you asked that person to dance and if you had started this project? Would it have been the end of the world? Besides, what kind of occasion did you miss?

The human brain is a fantastic tool. Each day, you have thousands of ideas. Ideas that would allow you to achieve or accomplish your mission or your development. The problem arises when, for each idea, your brain also generates catastrophic scenarios preventing you from springing into action. At this point, if you can not manage your fears, you stop and you can not enjoy what you have brought these ideas.

How to get rid of this tendency to stagnation? First, just for illustration purposes, list all the projects that you have thought of and which were never done. Ask yourself what impact this has on your life when you live with both feet on the brake.

Second, the next time the fear of failure stops you, ask yourself what could be worse. Will it really be catastrophic if this does not work the first time? You learn and you can succeed by persevering. The failures are just life lessons disguised.

Third, put your trust in someone whom you have full confidence. He or she will tell you if it is reasonable to do or if you have an imaginary fear.

Finally, ask yourself what will happen if you make your idea come true. What might it happen if you deprive people of your opinion at this meeting? Is there something they might have not seen and may undermine the success of the whole team if you do not speak?

Do not dull of your ability to have ideas and just jump into the action. It's very sad when, subsequently, we regret any actions that might have come true if the fear of failure was not there. Remember your ideas. Make them come true. You might completely change what you are. Act now.


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Andy, Yep. You got it right! Fear is deadly. Sometimes it's so easy to get lost in fear... and do nothing. Except being "stuck" in that fear. blessings, Cynthia

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