How to Confront Fear

 learning how to overcome fear

Let's be brutally honest: We are the only ones standing in the way of our own happiness. We allow our fears to hold us back from jumping into the abyss, believing it's a way to protect ourselves. Truthfully, it's only when we jump into the abyss that we grow wings and fly.

When I'm feeling like I'm holding myself back I do two things. First, I ask myself what the worst possible outcome could be. If I'm nervous about speaking at an event, what's the worst thing that could happen? I stumble over my words, apologize, and keep going. When I was afraid to leave my job to get started in my career as a life coach, what was the worst thing that could happen? I would not make enough money and would have to take on a part time gig. When you break it down to the actual worst situation, it's not as scary as you're making it out to be!

The second thing I do is to answer my fears. If I write down "I'm afraid that no one will hire me," then I answer it: I've been hired before, I'm amazing at my job, so of course I'll be hired again. I do this for each fear I'm feeling at that moment, and I do it over and over and over again. As I evolve my fears evolve, so I answer them again. 

How do you overcome your fears? Share with me in the comments below, or join the party on my Instagram and share there: https://www.instagram.com/katrina.widener/

 

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