Learn to conquer fear
Fears are a common part of life. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid your fears completely. The sweet spot is when you learn to conquer fear and push past it. However, you can collect tools and resources that will help you manage and control your fears. When you do this, it will help you to accomplish more of your goals. Use the following five suggestions to help you conquer your fears.
Recognize and Identify Unrealistic Thoughts and Emotions
Most fear is the result of unrealistic expectations or inaccurate information. Fear is an emotional response that you can control, even if the fear is not based on reality. To better combat these unrealistic emotions and thoughts, you need to take a step back and practice mindfulness.
First, identify what thought, experience or emotion the fear is based upon. Then you need to examine the fear to discover why it is unrealistic. When you understand this, you can control your thoughts, emotions, and reactions more easily. When you understand the cause of the fear, the better you can manage it.
Acknowledge What You Can and Can’t Control
Many fears are based on things you can’t control. You can’t control what others do, and you can only control how you respond. In fact, there are many things you won’t have control over when others have the steering wheel. Only focus on your actions and find the things you can control to reduce your stress better and refocus your energy.
Invest in Education and Take the Time to Practice
As stated earlier, unrealistic fears are one of the most common fears you may experience. When you don’t know what is expected or required of you, you’re more likely to be afraid. Research your fear and educate yourself with the facts and symptoms of the fear. The more information you have on the subject, and the more you practice controlling the fear, the less fearful you’ll become.
Avoid Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome
Practice patience and allow yourself to make mistakes without putting yourself down. If you aim for perfection, you’re aiming too high because perfection doesn’t exist. When you try to be perfect, it hinders you from seeing your true potential. Remember, when you fail to reach a goal, you also learn the most about yourself. Nobody expects you to be perfect, so you don’t need to expect it of yourself. Just be yourself without trying to be someone you are not.
Share and Talk About It
Let others know about your fears and ask for feedback. Your circle of friends, colleagues, and associates can provide you with different perspectives and information to enable you to see the situation more realistically. Don’t allow your fear to hold you back from achieving your goals and reaching your dreams. You have what it takes to conquer your fears. If you need support, ask a close friend, who understands what you’re going through, to help you succeed.