9 WAYS TO FACE AND OVERCOME FEAR

1. Get comfortable with fear.

Invite fear into your life. When you fear something, move toward it.  Feel it, and breathe through it.


Do the things that frighten you. Action builds courage. Tell yourself, “This fear will pass.” Your world expands as your courage expands.


2. Make your dominant thoughts positive.


Fearful thoughts attract more fear. Positive thoughts attract success. Instead of expecting the worst, train your mind to expect the best. Make positive assumptions about your future.


3. Don’t give time, attention, or energy to fear.


Hold yourself accountable. Be consistent, be prepared, be dependable, and focus on solutions.


Be innovative, take the initiative, and go the extra mile. If you don’t take action despite your fear, opportunity will pass you by.


4. Never dwell on scarcity.


Learn to think, speak, and live as an abundant person. Turn off the news. Celebrate what you have. Be generous.


Focus your attention on being ready, willing, and prepared for the beauty, wonder, connections, good fortune, and favorable circumstances that are yours if you are willing to work and be open to it.


5. Revisit your victories.


Strengthen your belief in yourself by reflecting on the last three years of your life and every success you’ve experienced.


Close your eyes and feel the celebratory emotion of each one. Bring the same drive, persistence, and talent into now and allow it to inspire and motivate you.


6. Live vicariously through the victories of others.


Use the success stories of others. Read how the Brooklyn Bridge was built. Study the success of Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg, and Oprah Winfrey. Take note of the courage they developed and follow their path to greatness.



7. Ask your family and friends for encouragement.


My family can see my strength when I forget I have it. At my request, they don’t hesitate to remind me of all trials and triumphs we have come through. They’re generous with praise and encouragement.  Ask your loved ones to do the same for you.


8. Create a support group of friends or colleagues.


Robert Fulghum said it best in his book, All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: “When you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.” Sticking together makes tough times easier and easier times more fun!


9. Plan to be great.


Step into your power and dream big. Follow it up with calculated risks and deliberate action steps. Have no doubt about your success. Your dreams are at stake here!


You have the power to do what it takes to break through any obstacles that stand in the way of yourself, your dreams, and your happiness.

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