“We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.” – Christian Nestell Bovee
Fear is the most basic human emotion that prevents us from living our greatest potential or following our hearts. Most of us have experienced this at one time or another. The fear of failing can cause us to do nothing, and therefore resist moving forward. But when we allow fear to stop our forward progress in life, we’re likely to miss some great opportunities along the way.
Countless successful people have mentioned that they experienced fear at least at some points in life. The ones that keep their fear under check make it to the next level.
Whatever it is that scares you, here are 5 ways to help you cope with your fear and anxiety:
Take Your Time
When you are flooded with fear it is almost impossible to think clearly. So first thing is you need to calm down. When you are relaxed you’ll feel better and be able to decide on the next move.
Face Your Fear
The best way to cope with you fear is to face it. If you panic one day getting into a lift, it’s best to get back into a lift the next day. Stand in the lift and feel the fear until it goes away. Whatever your fear, if you face it, it should start to fade.
Don’t Run After Perfection
Don’t feel like if you are not the best you are a failure. Many of us feel that our lives must be perfect. But you need to remember that bad days and setbacks will always happen, and it’s essential to remember that life is messy.
Talk About It
Sharing fears takes away a lot of their scariness. Talk to your friends, partner or an expert about your fear. It will help.
Believe In Yourself
You ARE enough. By your very nature of being here on this earth, you are enough. Avoid comparing yourself to others and really focus on being the very best that you can in your own journey.
So how do you fight your fear? What works best for you? Leave your opinion in comments.