Fear holds us back from doing a lot of things but when you think about it, it’s not fear that’s doing it, it’s ourselves. I’ve been catching a lot of limiting thoughts lately, thoughts of doubt or that I wish I could do this or that and it’s been really paralyzing. I recently started a new job and with any learning curve, it’s challenging at first but as time goes on, practice eventually makes perfect. I’m not sure when that will be and of course perfection doesn’t exist but I’m really hoping it gets close to that. With that, I want to share with you three things I’m reminding myself daily to help me overcome fear that I hope will also help you.
1. Admit to My Weaknesses
I think the first step in anything is admitting that we fear. Because recognition allows us to say hey, there’s a problem and I need to fix it.
2. Have a Plan
Think about what the end destination is, whether that be achieving a goal or needing to come clean to something. Have a specific plan so you know exactly what you need to do to get there.
3. Ask for Help
This is probably one of the most difficult things for me personally. When it comes to my shortcomings, I have this weird thing about not wanting to put it on blast. So instead, I quietly try to battle it out on my own. However, this is not going to do any good and I don’t know why I do it! If you don’t know how to do something, either get resourceful and find out how or ask an expert for help. Get off your high horse ATL and ask for help! ugh.
Fear meets us every day but remember that we have the choice and the power to overcome anything we set our minds to. We need the right tools and the right attitude to have the courage to overcome fear. They say that courage is not the absence of fear, it’s acting in spite of it and I couldn’t agree more. Good luck!
Live simply, love beyoutifully,