I’ve talked about fear a lot on this blog – and with good reason. Perhaps the biggest thing standing between you and your dreams is fear.
It’s important to realize that fear is just a feeling and can be worked on. It will take an enormous amount of strength within to fight it off, but as long as you have the will to do it, you are halfway there. It is time to face your fears and achieve your dreams.
Establish what your fear is
It is only when you know what it is that you fear that can you actually work on surmounting it. Identify it. Put a name on it. You can’t tackle a fear of “the great unknown.” You CAN tackle a fear of snakes or of being alone or a fear of purple flowers. The first step is identifying exactly what you are afraid of.
Work on the fear
After you have established the root of your fear, work towards moving past it. Create a plan – yes, a plan. Write down your fear, then list some examples. Make a plan to do one of your examples.
For instance, if your fear is public speaking, lay out a plan on how to go about it and start small. Gather some close friends and family members and start giving speeches. Your next crowd should be neighbors, then go all the way to strangers.
Fear works by creating an illusion of something that really doesn’t exist. When you are finally ready for the world, learn some tactics to get you through. Focus on what matters most which, in this example, is the speech. Look right through the people’s faces instead of looking at them. What’s the worst that can happen while at it? The public is not out there to humiliate you but your fear is.
Get rid of the monster that keeps you from attaining what you really want. When this is done, you will have successfully faced your fear and taken a step towards achieving your dreams.
Getting over your worst fear that is standing in the way of achieving your dreams is definitely a big deal. Not many people manage to get there. Did it? Reward yourself! Find something that will be a constant reminder of this great milestone.
Your courage to eliminate fear from your life has definitely brought you closer to your dreams. Life has such wonderful gifts to offer if only we have the much needed courage to go searching.
Show the world the new you and storm your way into your dreams.
Here are the other posts in this series:
Day 1: Define your dream
Day 2: Believe in yourself
Day 3: Believe in your dream
Day 4: Break out of the rut
Day 5: Go public with your idea
Day 6: Don’t fear failure
Day 7: Change your mindset
Day 8: Commit to your dream
Day 9: Celebrate small successes
Day 10: Stop Making Excuses