HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR FEAR
How to confront your fears.
This can be as complex or as simple as you let it be….it really depends upon your personality and gumption for adventure; confronting your fears is no joke.
In order to confront your fears you must first identify them….
What do you fear? Most persons have fears that they openly acknowledge, like fear of: heights, spiders, snakes, small spaces…..the dark. No fear is stronger or weaker than the other…..it is the power the individual has given away to the fear. My fear of the dark may be nothing to you…just as your fear of heights is laughable to me. What you have to understand and contemplate is the intent behind the fear.
I have said numerous times how ‘thought creates reality’…furthermore, it is the ‘intent’ behind the thought that provides the 'thought' its power. Reflect on this.
If a thought is constantly on your mind….you are hereby giving power to its creation regardless of whether you want to or not. Time spent ‘contemplating or worrying’ is time spent creating; the positive or negative outcome....depends upon how you spend the time either ‘contemplating or worrying’.
This explains our concepts and practices of ‘positive thinking’….how, if you ‘think’ you can than ‘you will’. If you ‘think you cannot’…..surely, your chances of success are lessened if not nearly impossible. Have you ever accomplished anything substantial that….that you thought was impossible? I say doubtful. You first had to ‘think you can’ in order to succeed. You must visualize your desire “in your minds eye” in order to create the ‘intended’ outcome. It should not surprise you that you are constantly visualizing…..because you are constantly thinking....therefore you are always creating.
Now that I have provided a very brief overview of the power of thought, let us tackle our fears.
If you want to progress as an individual….you MUST acknowledge your fears. This is the easy part. Sit down one evening and say “what am I afraid of”? From here, make note of what comes to mind.
Now that you have penned your fears onto loose leaf; it is time to continue to give away your power OR
IT IS TIME to confront your FEAR.
Confronting your fears…..
What is fear? FEAR is UNCONTROLLED THOUGHT. It is uncontrolled because you have not taken the time to FOCUS your mental creative energies. Therefore, you need to develop strategies to combat this deficiency.
Strategy – when you encounter the fear, when that little tingle crawls upon your skin, when the fear paints a vivid picture in your mind, when the fear stops you in your tracks, when the fear stops you from enjoying life…..THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU MUST TAKE BACK YOUR POWER.
Now, we are all different and unique….for some of you this will be easier than for others etc, but what you must do at the aforementioned moment....at the earliest convenience is this; When you recognize that you are ‘worrying’ about your fears…as soon as possible…..you must CONFRONT THEM.
You must ‘using your minds eye’ see yourself climbing up the height that you fear…..see yourself looking into the spiders eye…..see yourself taming the snake…..see yourself crawling through the ‘crawl space’……see yourself ‘walking through and into the darkness’……you must see yourself overcoming these fears with large stout, passionate and angry eyes saying “I WILL NOT GIVE MY POWER AWAY TO YOU”.
You must create a plan that says…..OK, every time I think I am afraid of heights I will see myself ‘flying through the air confidently like Superman’. Every time I think I am afraid of spiders I will see myself with a golden sword and shield slaying the spider……Every time I am afraid of the snake, I will see myself grasping the reptile firmly below the head and controlling its bite…..every time I fear the darkness....I WILL STAND UP INTO THE DARKNESS…the unknown…AND I WILL WALK THROUGH IT…and into it….CONFIDENTLY....because I am unafraid.
Now, this may take you weeks or months but by creating a consistent plan to confront your fears and by incorporating this plan at every opportunity.....you will eventually overcome them.
Employ this philosophy into your personal life…expand upon it and make it your own….and I promise you….watch as you overcome your fears and reclaim your power.
Fear exists to be overcome
Thought gives power to fear
Get control of your mind
Acknowledge, confront and overcome your fears
You can do this
No one can do this for you
You can do this
Trust in self, be strong, overcome, learn from your encounters, do better next time.
Wise people make mistakes often…..they just don’t make them twice.
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