Once you realize that fear is something we all face it becomes easier to accept the concept that some people learn to live beyond fear. And when you do learn to live beyond fear, confidence cannot be that far away.
Fear is a mechanism that is built into all of us. It is there to protect us. As we became more sophisticated it not only served to protect us from physical harm it also developed to save us from emotional harm. As we grew more aware of our emotional status and how it affected our behavior we began to notice how fear worked into our lives in ways we had not previously thought.
Some of us fear death. Some of us fear being alone. Others fear being put into social situations. It doesn’t matter what the fear, it can be as paralyzing as the thought of walking into a lion’s cage. There are three basic responses to fear that are shared by all humans: Freeze, fight or flight.
Each of these can have its place. But once that immediate response has been identified it becomes necessary to decide what comes next. You can’t be in a constant state of flight, fight or freeze. At some point it becomes necessary to move to the next stage and that is usually action.
Let me tell you about one of the things that causes fear in people. I call it a “Gremlin.” It is that little voice that tells your subconscious mind that you aren’t good enough. Remember that it is not the person you think you are that holds you back. It is the person you think you aren’t.
This Gremlin will sneak up on you when you start to think about making progress in your business, or even your personal life. When you are able to live beyond fear though the Gremlin gets silenced. What do I mean by that?
The Gremlin is a safety mechanism that you have developed out of fear of getting hurt, or embarrassed or ridiculed. Each of us has a Gremlin. The trick is to learn how to control it. One of the best ways is to start honoring its presence.
That’s right! When that little voice starts challenging you, recognize it for what it is. Some people even give it a name. Because once you can identify a fear you can then start to assess its real danger. That is where the concept of how to live beyond fear comes into play.
You see, not everything you attempt is going to be a success. Not every adventure will turn out the way you expected. But that is part of the fun of living. Imagine how dull life would be if we could predict the outcome of everything we were about to do!
So start by identifying what it is you are really afraid of. Is it failure? Failing at something is not the worst thing that can occur. Not accepting the challenge can be much worse. People who have never failed have lived lives absolutely controlled by fear. You do not want to be one of them.
Let me tell you about the Three E’s: Educate, Explore and Expand. I help you educate yourself about fear so that you are able to immediately recognize when fear is affecting your performance. I then show you how to explore what it is your are really afraid of. And then I show you how to expand your comfort zone to deal effectively with that fear.
It is a process and it works. I help people live beyond fear and I can help you. If you would be pen to a conversation about how you can live beyond fear and have an opportunity outlook, I would love to talk with you. There is never any charge for our initial conversation. So, get over that fear and contact me now.