Facing Your Fears
Wouldn’t you live a happier healthier life if you faced your fears head on? For too many people fear is a part of life. Not the typical, well-known and talked about fears like claustrophobia and hypochondria, but the fears that keep you from going after the job you know would make you ecstatically happy. Our own self-esteem issues can keep us from taking steps that could help us make the big step from being a paralegal to a lawyer, or lose weight.
We are often our own worst enemy. Negative self talk keeps us in our comfort zone. The fence that surrounds our comfort zone is our fears. Some fences are bigger than others, but fences nonetheless. How do you break those fences and feel the freedom? Take the time to think about what would make you happy. Clue: it is not something you can buy! Is it a promotion in the field you are presently in, or something totally different?
It may sound complicated but it’s not. Start with a written list of exactly what you are looking for and be specific. For example, if you want to lose weight don’t just say lose weight. You need to be specific on how you can accomplish that. Exercise, watching what you eat, support from others. Life can be just what happens to you; living is those purposeful steps you make to make your passion happen.
Think about what you are afraid of. Do this when you are alone and can think without interruption. Be honest about your feelings. If you can’t be honest with yourself, how can you be honest with the ones your love or get the support you need. Why are you afraid of that? Where do those feelings come from?
What is the worst that could happen to me if I faced this fear head on? Will you die, or will you come out knowing that you faced a fear that will forever change your life? That sense of accomplishment will take you far so what do you have to lose? Start now and regain your happiness.
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