Facing your fears can be hard. How many times have you wanted to do something new? You can imagine yourself doing it in great detail. Only to find yourself in the end too afraid to give it a try. You can see it so clear but the list of reasons not to try just goes on and on.
Does this sound familiar to you? This is how fear controls your thoughts. The brain uses fear to protect you when needed. Your job is to figure out what is triggering your fear. Is it a true threat? Taking the time to evaluate the list of excuses you are saying to yourself is a great beginning.
Once you know what is causing the trigger, you can usually figure out where it came from and update it. On some occasions, the event was so traumatic that it may take more work to uncover the cause, usually with the help of an NLP results specialist.
Function with Fear
You can begin to change your mindset and take action by starting small. Start with something that may scare you a little, like taking a new class, or trying new food. You can build your confidence by proceeding while afraid.
You do not have to get past the fear to act. Just learn to act even though you are nervous or afraid. That is the key. If you wait till you are over your fear you may never move to try something new.
You can start by making a list of all the positive results that would come from you trying something new. You can also change your perspective on some of the negative with a little forethought.
Not liking something new is not necessarily bad. It is the first step in narrowing down what you do like. The power of elimination is still positive in the learning curve. Not being very good at something new can help you obtain new skill sets. Knowledge is power. Having the proper perspective is the ultimate power.
Some Fears are Harder to Release
Being afraid sometimes is natural. Fear will alert us when danger is present. You need to listen to your instincts when danger is present. Hearing a loud noise will cause you to startle and look. You assess what made the noise and then decide if you need to act or relax.
Fear triggering fight or flight is your own body’s way of keeping itself safe. As you grow and learn over time, you add to and edit what you are afraid of. Some childhood fears you outgrow and you add new ones as you experience new things.
Some fears become outdated but you are unable to release them. Traumatic events sometimes cause anchors that have to be found to release the fear. In most cases, we create fears and enforce them with programming in our own mental processes.
Taking the time to face your fears with an open mind is the beginning. You can do things while afraid if you take the time to build your confidence one small fear at a time. Even if it does not work out you win. It takes true bravery to jump when afraid. Someone brave enough to try while afraid is brave enough to do anything.
Have a blessed day, y’all.
Peggie Sue | The Midlife Dream Life Coach