Some people live life in fear of something. Either they fear that they may lose their job or they fear that they may fall sick. They fear of future. They fear of taking risk. They live their life in fear.
Is this fear really inevitable? What are we gaining from this?
Fear won’t help us in anyway for our overall growth. In fact it comes in the way of growth.
Fear won’t allow us to come out of our comfort zone. When we don’t come out of our comfort zone, we will not be able to experiment. When we don’t experiment, we can’t compare the results. When we don’t compare results, means the results we are achieving may not necessarily be great ones. In short, due to fear, we may not achieve anything extraordinary.
Fear and doubt are the two sides of the same coin. There is a quote which reads “Faith moves mountains, but doubt creates one “. So our doubts create mountains for us. Fear is the mountain.
Don’t get me wrong. You still need to have doubts but don’t doubt everything you see, touch and feel. A great opportunity can be lost because of your doubt.
Fear is the opposite word for courage. Why don’t you eradicate fear then?
How can you liberate yourself from fear?
Fear is natural but don’t let it come in your way of achievements. Believe in what you are doing. Tell yourself that you are capable of achieving the best and beat the fear. Try the new challenge which is in front of you. Trying may get you success but fear will never. Fear closes the door, trying opens.
To combat fear, first you need to eliminate doubt. For eliminating doubt, you need knowledge. For gaining knowledge, you need to gather information. Doubt breeds doubt when there is lack of information. Before attempting anything new, gather information and make yourself knowledgeable on the subject. Ask friends, search Internet or read books. Knowledge is the first step for eradicating fear. Once you are equipped with knowledge, you will know what action is needed to eradicate fear.
Example, if you often fear of public speaking, then you might consider enhancing your language and presentation skills,practice speaking in front of family and friends. Ask their honest opinions for improving further. Slowly move on to the real stage. Don’t worry if your initial attempts fail, keep practicing. Repeat this till you are successful.
Fear will be vanquished once you treat the root cause.
You can also associate yourself with people who are adventurous and fearless. It helps. If others can achieve something, why can’t you?
Once you learn to deal with fear, you will be able to perform much better in your work and will be more adventurous to accomplish much more higher goals in life.