6 steps to face fear and overcome it

If fears are holding you back from achieving success in your professional and/or personal Ives, try these six steps to overcome your fears and achieve your goals for success.

  1. Learn as much as you can about what you fear.  Do research and become educated.  You will either not fear what you understand, or you will have the appropriate amount of fear or concern.  Remember, knowledge is power.
  2. Share your fears with your support group.  Sharing your fear with the right people can give you comfort.  You may learn that others have similar fears.  You may also learn from your support groups a way to deal with your fear that you had not considered.
  3. Don’t dwell on the fear 24/7.  Be sure to set limits on researching a solution or just worrying.  Becoming consumed with your fears only give your fear more strength to interfere with your life.  You need to take mental health breaks if you are going to become victorious over your fears.
  4. Distract yourself form what is causing you fear.  Walk away from whatever is causing you fear and do something relaxing.  Engage in your favorite hobby, start a new hobby, read a book, go watch a movie, take a walk or exercise.  Just do something to get your mind off your fears.
  5. Draw from past success of overcoming fear.  I feel confident saying that this is not your first go around with fear in your life.  Think about situations that you feared in the past.  Are they any that are like what you fear now?  Realize that if you overcame fears in the past, you can overcome this current fear.
  6. Turn your fears over to God.  Last, but most important, pray.  Prayer can allow you to let go of your fears.  Praying to God can give you hope that He will be by your side and guide you to victory over what you fear.