Identify your fears

Fears are something that all of us have. Sometimes, the fear is rational and sometimes it is not. But what we need to do is to identify the fear and then overcome it.

As an example, let us say that you are afraid of public speaking. You need to know what triggers your fear and then you can work on it by practicing in front of a mirror or with a friend or family member.

It is important to identify these fears so you know what you are dealing with and the steps you should take to confront them.

What are the types of fears?

  • Change

We can’t predict how any change will turn out in the future. This fear often pushes us to stay in one place, even if that leaves us with an unfavorable or boring life. By missing these opportunities for growth.

  • Rejection

One of our deepest fears is being rejected by other people. This fear might have a negative effect on our self-esteem and could potentially lead to fear of pain.

  • Judgment

Fear of judgment can prevent people from being themselves. Some people will always judge harshly no matter what you do. However, it is not possible to please everyone.
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  • Failure/Success

The most common fear is the fear of failure. It's embarrassing to fail. And it may reinforce your beliefs that you don't measure up. When we start something new, we may fear regretting the change and getting an “I told you so.”

  • Inadequacy

Not feeling good enough is experienced by everyone at one point or another in life. But when people feel inadequate, they often see themselves in a negative light with feelings of low self-worth, incompetence or powerlessness. A big part of inadequacy is low self-confidence.

We can overcome our fears by changing the way we think about them. Firstly, we should identify what is making us afraid and then try to prove to ourselves that it's not as bad as we think it is.

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is to be understood

by Mary Curie

Here are few ways to overcome your fears:

  • Take time to calm and reduce your anxiety
  • Face your fears head-on. Avoiding your fears only makes them stronger.
  • Don’t try to be perfect. Setbacks and challenges will come but visualize a happy place.
  • Talking about it. It is like facing it and not keeping it inside or bottling up your emotions inside.

A certain amount of this fear can be healthy, but it becomes a problem when it holds you back in life. So, it's important to consider what you're giving up when you fear versus when you become completely free. Removing your fears is freedom!

Today, challenge yourself and conquer your fears from within.