All of us at one time or another had to face the ugly subject of fear in our lives. After all some fear is healthy. Like not wanting to walk off a ten-story building, because of the fear of death.
Yet some are unwarranted, like public speaking. That’s why I want to talk to you today about how to eliminate fear from your mind.
Where does fear come from? According to Psychology Today, researchers found that the individual experiences was the strongest predictor of fears and phobias.
Do you have any of these fears?
- Public Speaking
How To Overcome Fear
One of my favorite quotes is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson he said, “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” And I have used that quote to overcome fears in my life.
I think each of us at one time or another has had to deal with the fear of public speaking. I remember there was a time when I was deathly afraid to speak in public.
And not just getting up before a crowd but in company meetings. I would know the answer to a question but was just too afraid to speak up.
I would always second guess myself. I was afraid of being laughed at or afraid of being wrong even though I knew I was right. It made no sense.
My life was consumed with fear. I remember coming home one day sitting on the couch and tears just started to stream down by face. I knew I couldn’t go on living my life in fear.
Thus, I began to research fear. And in my research, I came across that quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson and it changed my life.
That night, I vowed to speak up at least once in the next company meeting. And wouldn’t you know it there was a company meeting that very next day.
As we gathered, I was shaking like a leaf on the inside and I might have been shaking on the outside as well. During the meeting the boss asked a question.
There was silence. I knew the answer here was my shot. I slowly raised my hand to let the boss know I knew the answer. I started to speak but my voice came out as a whisper.
The boss asked me to repeat what I said a little louder. I cleared my throat and raised my voice a bit and repeated my answer.
And guess what, nobody laughed. Nobody made fun of me. And most of all I was right.
To you that may seem like nothing, but to me at the time I felt like I had just won 1st
place in a marathon.
As time went on, I began to speak freely in company meetings. I began to speak before crowds.
Matter of fact I even joined the public speaking club Toast Masters to try to learn how to speak better before a group. Now I no longer have the fear of public speaking.
So, one way to overcome fear is just to do what you fear.
What The Bible Teaches About Fear
Though this is not a post on Christianity I also learned some things about fear from the Bible. And as a Christian these verses have helped me overcome a lot of fears in my life as well.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
- Psalm 27: 1 (NKJV) The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
- Psalm 118:6 (NKJV) The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
- 2nd Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
As a Christian we are taught to be bold in Christ and give all our cares to GOD. We would love to hear what verses get you through life no matter what faith. I know we are not all Christians.
And some may not even believe in GOD, but leave your favorite quote. Whatever helps you get through please leave it in the comment section below.
We are all on the same journey just trying to make it through this life successfully.
Fear of Failure & Success
The limits that most people set upon themselves are self-imposed. The capacity for greatness dwells within all of us. But like a miner searching for gold you must dig and sift through things to brings those nuggets to the surface.
Yet most people even though they have the capacity to build a successful online business won’t even try because they fear failure. Or fear to many demands will be placed on them if they are successful.
But if people really think about their lives, they know that failure is a part of life. When you were learning to walk as a baby you took a few steps and you fell down.
You didn’t stay there you got up took a few more steps and fell down again. But you didn’t stop until you mastered walking and then running.
Life is just like that we try we fail we try again and fail again until we master what we are going after.
There is no one in life who has accomplished something great that didn’t fail great. The things is that person didn’t give up because of the fear of failing.
Believe you can become a successful affiliate marketer in spite of your circumstances. It takes discipline to face your fears. Don’t accept weakness.
Maybe you would like to get started in affiliate marketing but don’t know how to start or where to start. Long as you are willing to try that is half the battle.
Open your mind so you can learn. Do stuff you’ve never done before. Your comfort zone must be disturbed.
You will be what you decide to be.
More Ways To Overcome Fear
Where most people go wrong is that they have a tendency to cling to their fears and it becomes a part of them. And they soon find that they a problem moving forward in life because they keep looking back.
The one thing I know for certain is that we have o face our fears. You must stare fear dead in the face and say to fear, “ Fear I will overcome you.” “Fear you will no longer control my life.”
How to eliminate fear from your mind:
- Identify them:
What exactly are you afraid of. When you identify something, you can begin to know it. And when you begin to know something it can become less scary.
- Put them down on paper: You can look at them and study them. Find out where these fears are coming from.
- Move into action: Face them and move against them. And they will become weaker until they cease to exist.
- Change your perspective: Change the way you look at things. Don’t focus on the negative.
- Understand fear: You will have fears, but just don’t let fear have you. Put it in its proper place. Courage is not the absence of fear, but doing what needs to be done in spite of fear.
- Question your fears: How are they able to make you act they way you do? What can you do to stop those debilitating actions?
These are just a few can you think of others? Comment below.
In summing up we all have fears, but it how you handle those fears that’s what’s important. If you believe in something strongly enough you will do it in spite of fear.
Overcome fear with action. Let this not be you, “When it comes time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.” Henry David Thoreau
There is no gain without pain. Struggle through the pain. You can be whatever you want to be if you have the guts.
You’ve got to change the way you think it’s the whole determining factor of where you’ll go in life. You are where you are today because of your thoughts.
This is your time. Embrace it. Tell fear, “You are the master of your mind.”
Tell fear, “You will not hinder me and you will not stop me.”
Because nothing can stop you, but you! Be the director of your life.
Anything and everything is possible.
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