By Galit Ventura-Rozen
FEAR, if you really think about it, is just a 4-letter word people often let control their life choices. Ok, maybe it’s a bit more. An emotion, a bodily reaction, a taught response? But don’t you have a choice? A choice whether to allow fear to make decisions for you instead of making them yourself?
With a bit of guidance, you can let go of the fear and live your life confidently.
1. GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE UNKNOWN: Fear often stems from not knowing and worrying yourself with the “what if’s.” What if you made a choice today to embrace the unknown and instead of looking at it with fear, you chose to look at it with excitement? Remember when you were little and didn’t have every single minute of every day planned? Wasn’t almost everything unknown? Remember that excitement it would create inside you?
2. ACCEPT FAILURE AS PART OF THE PROCESS: One of the most common fears is fear of failure. Imagine accepting that failure may occur and in place of that fear, you embrace it. Recognizing failure will help you learn what works and does not work in your life or business. How many prominent figures have failed repeatedly before they succeeded? Most will not get it right the first time. Change your perspective; think of failure as the trial process to success.
3. FOCUS ON THE RESULT: When fear shows up, focus on the end result of what you want to accomplish. See yourself past the obstacles, what if’s, and fear. Allow yourself to feel the success of accomplishment and to think of what it would mean to you and your life if you pushed past that fear. Visualization is a powerful thing. Many cannot visualize the end result, which is often a reason they do not achieve success. Imagine your success, what would it look like, feel like, what would it add to your life? When fear shows up, remind yourself of that vision.
Fear may never be absent permanently, but you can choose to give it zero power over your decisions. Allow yourself to make decisions based on logic and what you want for your life.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.