Don’t let fear rob you of your life. If you let it, fear can get in the way of you becoming the “who” you are supposed to be. Fearful thoughts can come from many places, and many times they go all the way back to our childhood. But if we are to live in the “now” we can’t let the past dictate how we want to live our lives today.
Conquering fear is simply not listening to the negative ideas from the people around us. And especially not listening to our egos that put negative thoughts into our head, such as: Bad things will happen, there will be pain and suffering, you will fail, you’re too shy, not smart enough, you’ll embarrass yourself, and on and on.
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela
It’s easy to get caught up in fear because the times we are living in are very challenging. Many of us are out of work, or worry about losing jobs. The cost of living just keeps going up and of course, war is always looming over our heads. With all of this, the future can seem pretty bleak, and a perfect setup for fear to bloom, but don’t let it. Remember, most of the things we fear never happen.
Facing your fear and getting out of your comfort zone is also a great way of conquering it. Go ahead and walk right into that fear, instead of running from it. Once you do that, a wonderful feeling comes over you and it’s called “Confidence.” You become a new person in this mode and life is so much sweeter.
It may take time to rid yourself of fear, but as I always suggest, just take baby steps and you will get there. And when the day comes that your fear is gone, a new you will emerge ready to live the life you are destined to live.
Go out there and live your life “Fear Free.”