Defeating the Fear

Fear. It is an emotion. It can push one to move, to action. Or it can paralyze. Until it

Scared child
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manifests, it is neither good nor bad. Fear that moves you out of the way of danger is good. Fear that freezes you in place in the same situation and that is bad. What is fear doing to you?

Fear can keep us from reaching our potential. Keep us from moving in a new direction. Fear can freeze us to the ground. How to overcome? How to defeat fear?

First, take an honest assessment of yourself and the fear. Is it rational? Is it real? Does failure mean dismemberment or death? No, then the fear is mostly to be overcome. It may be rational, but it doesn’t matter.

Second, go over all the positive in taking the action, taking the first step, seeking a different path. See yourself in those results. Explore all the positive emotions and make them deeply yours. Find items that remind you of those emotions. Make a board and place what you find on it. Look at it. Study it. When the fear comes, go to the board and remember.

Defeating the fear requires a change on perspective. Do not concentrate on the negative, on failure. Put in the front of your mind the positive results. See the results. Make the results happen. Use the power of the positive and take that first step. Do not look back.

Defeating the fear requires a letting go. Let go everything holding you back. Let go of the pain and the familiarity of your current state. Replace it the longing for the new results. Let the longing consume you. It will consume and defeat the fear.

Fear that holds us back is of the unknown. You hate where you are and fear moving in a different direction. Let go of the familiar. Reach for the change. See your new state. Become consumed by what you really want and the fear will be defeated.

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