Fear is an Emotion

False Evidence Appearing Real.

Fear is an emotion, and as such, is not a physical thing. Therefore, fear is not real. Rather, it is just an illusion that is created by your mind.

These imagined scenarios of the perceived threat and up feeding your fear to the point where it becomes all-consuming. Here’s the kicker: often these scenarios never happen.

How To Overcome Fear And Realize Your Potential

Overcoming fear may sound easier said than done. When you are in the face of fear, it’s hard to see a way out. The goodness is that because you are the root cause of your fears, that means that you are also the solution to them. However, none of this will be possible if you aren’t ready to face your fears.

Identify Your Fears Through Writing

There are times I have felt afraid but didn’t even know why. If you keep your fears inside, you allow your mind to control how you feel. We all know how that turns out! In order to prevent this confusion from happening in the first place, the first step is to identify what your fears are.

What Makes You Feel Afraid?

Instead of thinking about these things, write them down. When you write down your fears on paper and actually question them, it forces you to analyze why you are afraid. Questions are designed to trigger your fears and bring them to the surface. Is this going to be a comfortable process? Probably not.

Deep inner work never is! However, if you continue to keep your feelings in the dark, the scarier they will be, and the more disempowered you will become.

Have you ever been afraid of something and in the end everything turned out good?

Here’s an example:

I lived with the fear of my mother knowing that I was talking about what she did to me growing up. I was so fearful I kept everything locked up inside me. It wasn’t until I decided to tell the counselors what had happened to me as a child that I began healing. I was expecting them to tell me I was wrong or weak because I couldn’t deal with what happened to me. On the contrary, they were shocked I had gone through what I had and hadn’t been hateful to everyone around me, which sometimes I was, or ended up commenting suicide. After many therapy sessions that I began to realize it wasn’t my fault it was my mothers.

Once you identify the experience that you associate with your fears, you become armed with the power to take action to change them. Eventually, your fears become smaller and smaller, and your strength, bigger and bigger.

Practice Gratitude

From Personal experience, I have learned that you cannot experience fear and gratitude at the same time. They are literally on opposite ends of the f the continuum of the human experience.

When you are experiencing difficult times in life, it’s easy to drop into fear. Everything feels overwhelming. In that energetic space, it can be hard to stay grounded.

Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.

Bright drops.

I do a lot of reading, meditating, and praying to stay grounded as I can in this crazy world.

Developing a gratitude practice allows you to not drown in fear. It doesn’t mean that you still don’t feel it, but the blow will be lessened, thereby allowing you to see the brighter side of struggle.

When gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. This is positive psychology. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

Anyone who experiences fear knows that there is almost always a story attached to whatever it is that you’re fearful of. Regardless of what that story is, the running theme is ”I can’t do something.” Fear loves to hang out with your inner circle and come up with worst-case scenarios about what could happen.

Gratitude helps keep these limiting stories at bay. When you practice gratitude, your brain shifts to what is currently working instead of what isn’t working.

The act of being fearful is a future-oriented process, while gratitude is a present-oriented one. The next time fear tries to creep its way into your head, replace that disempowering thought with a empowering one. It sounds easier said than done, but it works.

Release Control

Are you a control freak? If so your not alone. This is how a lot of people manage their fears, or so they think.

I used to think if I could control everything I wouldn’t be so fearful of what happened. Because knew how things would end. That is not the case.

In actuality, all that happens to people is their masking they’re fears by trying to control everything. If you can relate, it’s time to release control. Trust me when I sag that is a losing battle.

Fear results in controlling behavior and when this behavior does t give us results we’re seeking it further intensifies our fears.

If you attempt to control fear, you actually become a victim of it. This fear and control cycle leaves a .ot of people feeling defeated. The reality is that there will always be things that are beyond your control. That’s just how life works.

The only thing that you have control over is your inner world and how you choose to respond to your external environment. The next time that you catch yourself trying to control everything, step back and ask yourself what are you afraid of.

Start to get serious about what thoughts are he generating your fear. Curiosity and fear cannot co-exist. Once you let go of one, you invite the other in. True freedom comes from fully releasing control. When you are able to do this, you being the process of releasing your fears as well.

Ask yourself if you have any control over the situation at hand, can you change the situation? No, then don’t try it will only stress you and cause more fear. Yes, then do something about the situation push through the fear and make the change.

I love this verse. It explains everything.

What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for me, who can be against me. The Lord is with me like a fearsome warrior.

Romans 8: 31

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

Living in the comfort zone will get you nowhere in life. In my experience, not doing the thing’s that scare you will only increase the likelihood that your fears will grow and inevitably, take over every decision that you make in life.

Is it really better to get out of your comfort zone? The answer is always yes.

I want to encourage you to do one thing every day that scares you. It can be something small. All that matters is that you take action. Make it a habit to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Nobody likes to do this, but if you want to achieve success, you’ve got to be willing to try.

Putting yourself in new and uncomfortable situations triggers a unique part of your brain that releases dopamine, nature’s happy chemical. It’s the only way you can grow stronger and start healing from anything in life.

When you condition yourself to do something every day that scares you, your fear fades away and your courage grows. Think about it…when you face your fears, how can you fear them again? Soon enough, your confidence will skyrocket.

Final Thoughts

The next time that you feel threatened by fear, I encourage you to pull upon one or more of the above strategies. Change your relationship with fear. Instead of letting it knock you down, use it as motivation to grow and achieve more.

Once you realize that fear is not real, the obstacles that appear to stand in your way will be removed, and you will feel empowered to take action.

Fear has two meanings- forget everything and run or face everything and rise. The House is yours. The face of the matter is that there is nothing of nobody standing in your way of greatness.

Your potential in life is limited by only one factor- you. Are you ready to change fear into action?

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