Everybody is susceptible to experiencing fear at some point in their life…
Some fears are critical to your survival.
Others hinder your success in life.
Some people consider the feelings of fear as a signal to distance themselves from a situation and others as a sign to keep going.
Some people are paralyzed by their fear and others manage to get things done despite their fears.
Which means that fear in itself is not the real problem.
The real problem resides in the way you manage it.
Pushing Past Fear
There are major benefits to pushing past your fears. You will be able to:
- Let go of a negative mindset.
- Surpass mistakes and bad decisions.
- Boost your self-esteem and become more assertive.
- Find your purpose and achieve your goals.
- Take back control of your life and take action.
The Truth About Fear
Behind every fear, there is the belief that you don’t have the abilities to handle whatever life throws your way.
However, your skills can always be developed.
That means that you won’t need to run away from your fears or work hard at getting rid of them.
That also means that in order to diminish your fears, you will have to developed the abilities to handle whatever life throws at you.
How Do You Manage Fear?
As long as you live and continue to grow as a person, fear can never be totally eradicated.
There are a few steps you can take to better manage your feelings.
1. Connect with your Higher Self
Get in touch with your Higher Self and tap into your intuition.
2. Say Yes
Saying Yes consists in going with the flow and accepting what Life has to offer.
It is an effective coping mechanism an antidote for fear.
3. Take action
People who live in fear feel more helpless than those who actually push through and take risks.
It becomes detrimental to identify your goals and motives to get unstuck.
4. Mind your self-talk
To begin to shift your mindset and to empower yourself, you must monitor the words that you use and the way you address yourself.
You may want to discipline your self-talk and use the power of positive affirmations.
5. Avoid playing the victim
Playing the victim signifies that you have no control over your life, that you have given your power away to someone or something else, and have progressively become paralyzed in your ability to deal with your fears.
In reality, you are the one who chooses the way you feel or act in any given situation.
6. Reclaim your power
Reclaiming your power entails being aware of any disempowering behavior and taking responsibility for your life.
Reclaiming your power means avoiding blaming yourself, blaming your past, present and future, or any other external factors for your life experiences.
Reclaiming your power is understanding that everything you experience is part of your journey.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway is a comforting book as Susan Jeffers exposes fear as a learned human condition that can be unlearned.
Furthermore, Susan Jeffers shares powerful and practical tools to fight and overcome fear.
She continually reminds us to take it easy on ourselves and that our good and bad decisions are part of our journey.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway shows us how to get the life we truly want, how to face new life situations and adapt to change.
The truth is everyone experiences fear, especially when they are in unfamiliar territory.
The trick consists in feeling the fear… And doing whatever it takes anyway…
The “doing it” comes before the feeling better about yourself. When you make something happen, not only does the fear of the situation go away, but also you get a big bonus: you do a lot toward building your self-confidence.
We can’t escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us in all our exciting adventures; it is not an anchor holding us transfixed in one spot.
A self-assured woman who is in control of her life draws like a magnet. She is so filled with positive energy that people want to be around her.
There is absolutely no need to be upset with your past, present, or future behavior. It is all simply part of the learning process[…].
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