Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Fearless

Every person has some type of fear or worry inside of them.  You may be worried or scared about performing well at work.  Or you may be afraid that you have developed a serious illness.  These are valid fears but it is the way in which you handle them that counts.

The key here is to recognize the message your worry or fear is giving you and act on that message.  If you are concerned about an illness, see a health professional.  Get checked out to see if you have that illness, and follow medical advice if you have.  But if you don't have it, take advice on the steps you can take to avoid getting it in the first place.  If you are concerned about your job performance, start looking for ways to improve this. Maybe you need to learn a new skill or just have more confidence in what you do.

When you start to feel more confident others will also see you as more confident.  A good way to increase your confidence level is by thinking positively each day.  Try using positive affirmations to help you reach your goals.  Each morning repeat these affirmations until you truly believe them.

Being fearless means that you will not allow any fear to get the better of you or hold you back.  Instead you take steps to learn how to deal with these issues and look for ways to work around them.  Sometimes talking to another person about your fears can be a huge help.  You may discover that they have the same fears, and simply sharing can be helpful.

While everyone loves to be known as fearless there are times when being fearless is not good.  If you begin to act in a reckless manner you could injure yourself or others around you.  There is a fine line between being scared to do something and downright doing something which would be considered foolish.  But that is why I have emphasized the need first to recognize the message that fear is giving you.  As long as you do that and act on it you have done all that is necessary, and now you need to remove the fear.

The best way to conquer any fear is to tackle it slowly, over a period of time.  Try to do things that are a little out of your comfort zone so you can push your limits.  As you achieve each goal then you should feel proud of what you have just accomplished.

If you continue this process you will discover that your fears aren’t as strong as they once were.  Plus your convictions and beliefs will be stronger and this will help you become a more successful person.

There is nothing wrong in having any type of fear.  You just do not want this fear to overtake your life.  Instead set yourself small challenges which will help you overcome your fear and allow you to lead the life you really want to live.

4 comments:

  1. Good advice about conquering your fear. Depending on your personality, some people want to tackle their fear incrementally. Others want to face their worst fear head on head. Obviously, if the outcome is positive, the resulting self-confidence is much faster. That was my case, when I tackled my worst fear i.e. public speaking, my self-confidence got a huge boost. But remember, not to become over confident or arrogant. Confidence with humility and grace is a great attribute!!
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  2. Thank you Graham for your sensible and balanced approach to conquer fear...not over night, but step by step through introspection; recognition of our real cause of fear; elimination by putting up effort and taking little bolder attempts to regain confidence and self-esteem.
    Regards,
    Mandira

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  3. this article has a lot to offer when it comes to conquering fears that arose in your daily life. im glad that i took the time to read this and learn something from it!! i will apply the this i learned for this article to my daily life.

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