Is Fear Keeping You From Taking Action In Your Life?
Is fear keeping you from doing the things you want to do? Is fear preventing you from reaching your goals, trying something new or stepping out of your comfort zone.
Everyone knows what fear feels like; we have all experienced it at some point in our lives. At times, it can give us warnings about impending dangers, things that we need to be at least very aware of, and in most cases, completely avoid.
At other times though, fear is something that can greatly limit our lives and our capacity for self-expression; you can overcome this kind of fear, and this is what we are going to take a closer look at.
Fear is stifling, it limits our ability to live life, no matter what action it prevents us from engaging in.
The fear that we are talking about here is the fear that you feel when something makes you extremely nervous. In fact, in most cases of this kind of fear, it isn’t the thing itself that makes us feel fearful, it is the thought about what could happen.
When we think negatively about a potential situation, we are likely to push that situation away so that we don’t have to deal with whatever that situation is.
When we have allowed ourselves to be restricted by fear for a long time, it becomes a part of us, and we don’t notice how much it is limiting us. The more we succumb to fear, the more of a habit it becomes, as avoidance becomes are “go to” reaction to fear.
We don’t even get to experience the slight nervousness that comes from thinking about it; we simply just don’t go there.
When we look at our fears objectively, when we critique them, analyze, and inspect them, we can figure out potential strategies to overcome that fear and begin to remove the limitations that it has imposed upon us. The most important part of this process is our desire to overcome the fear.
When considering our desire to overcome the fear, it can help us to look at both potential outcomes; this being the result of the two directions that we face.
We will either face the fear and evolve; or
We will not face the fear, and we will stay in the same place.
When considering these two options, we must be completely honest with ourselves and answer the following question – Is it more important for me to face this fear than it is to stay in the same place that I am in now?
If the potential outcome of staying in the same place, having nothing change for you, isn’t completely repulsive to you, then in most cases you will choose not to face the fear. However, if you can’t stand the thought of staying in the same place and continuing to have this same fear looming over you for the rest of your life, then you have no choice but to face it.
So, what exactly do we have to do?
First Think, Then Don’t Think Just Act!
The first thing to do is to think about how we are going to act to overcome the fear. Once we have a clear plan of action set out in our minds, one that is realistic and not just a fanciful wish, then all we must do is act.
Most people, once they have committed their intention to acting, should simply stop thinking about it and do whatever needs to be done. For most people, their thoughts would only serve to reinforce their fears and attempt to persuade them to turn back; if you are this kind of person, just don’t think, or at least ignore your thoughts and act on your original intention to conquer your fear as fast as you possibly can.
Another way of saying this is – Don’t Hesitate!
When you decide that you must conquer your fear, don’t let another thought get in the way to convince you otherwise.
Just go for it, and don’t hesitate!