Fear and self-doubt can feel overwhelming. It is not easy to enjoy your life or to accomplish great things when you are afraid, or you doubt your capacity and capabilities. Many people stay away from situations that trigger these mental states, but that is a sure way of creating limitations in your approach to life.
Most of the best things in life lie on the other side of fear and doubt!!
Let go of fear and self-doubt with these strategies:
1. Tackle smaller fears first.
The way to become good at handling big fears is to tackle small fears first. Look at the things that make you just a wee bit uncomfortable and commit to yourself to do them. You will notice that they become a little easier to do the next time. Then move on to more moderate fears and face those head on too.
- Prove to yourself that you can overcome your fears. You will start to believe that you can do anything you set your sights on.
2. Examine the source of your self-doubt.
Why do you have self-doubt? What is the source of your doubt? Is this source reliable? Perhaps you will realize that you don’t actually have a reason to doubt yourself at all.
3. Stay present with your thoughts.
When we allow ourselves to investigate the future, we are often fraught with worry. When you look ahead, you are likely to assume the worst. Keep your mind in the present, and you will find that your fear significantly fades.
4. Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can happen?”
Think about the worst possible reasonable outcome. How bad would that be? How would you respond to that?
- Creating a plan that you can put into place for dealing with that worst possible outcome will greatly reduce your fear.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is just breathe. Slow, deep breaths help to calm down your physiology and reduce the fight or flight response. Deep breathing can be an effective way to reduce the fear and self-doubt you are feeling.
6. Skip the being perfect thing.
Perfection is unattainable. The pursuit of perfection creates anxiety. For sure, you will feel self-doubt if perfection is your goal. Be realistic and your fear and self-doubt will be minimized.
- You don’t have to be right or successful very often to have an amazing life 😊.
7. Realize that everyone has fears.
You are not alone. In fact, fear can be an advantage. When you are able to overcome your fears, where others are not, you have a great advantage and you can make a positive difference in the lives of everyone you interact with.
8. Pretend you are courageous.
Imagine how you would stand, think, and breathe if you were the bravest person on the face of the Earth. Allow yourself to have that posture and those thoughts. Notice how much more courageous you feel.
9. Visualize success.
Visualize yourself being successful. The more times you can see yourself being successful, the less fear you will feel, and your confidence will grow.
10. Take action.
Taking action is one of THE best ways to overcome fear. Even if you are afraid at the beginning, your fear will diminish and fade away in the face of your activity. Sometimes, getting started is the toughest part.
How much do fear, and self-doubt control your decisions? How much more could you accomplish if you were able to overcome these mental states? Avoid the urge to give in to these emotions. You can be and experience more!! Overcome your fears and refuse to allow self-doubt to limit your life.
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