Simple Secret to Overcoming Fear

Let’s conquer some fears, shall we? Fear is the single largest thing that holds us back in our life. It stops us in our tracks and makes us fall into a place of uncomfortable comfort. That feeling that we are quickly going nowhere! In today’s video, I’m going to share with you a simple secret to getting rid of it. Before we do, let’s look at what it is. Well, first, let’s feel fear.

I want you to think about something that stops you. What is it? I want you to picture it for a few seconds now. Let that feeling radiate through your body. Not comfortable, is it? What would you rather do? Go to your happy place! But the problem is, it’s not healthy to stay in this happy place for too long.

“In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying so get in motion and grow.” ― Lou Holtz

There are two types of fear: good fear and bad fear. Good fear is the fear that stops us from harming ourselves or doing something completely silly. Bad fear is the fear that holds us back from living our lives. Bad fear is: False evidence appearing real. If you’re scared of doing something, it’s more than likely that you want to do that something and when you breakthrough, your life will be awesome because of it.

Here’s an example of a bad fear. Public speaking! I was a very shy kid. When I was young, I was terrified of answering the telephone. Now that I look back at that, I think it was ridiculous. Now to fast-forward to public speaking, I get that feeling of stepping into the unknown. What will people think of me? What if I freeze? What if they judge me?

The Solution?

Change the Association. It’s a visualisation exercise. Pick your fear. Fast-forward time, to the end of your life. It’s not a nice thought, but we have to go there. Think about being in your death bed. What would have happened, if you had not conquered that fear? If nothing had changed.

If only you could have conquered those fears, how would your life have been different? You might find this to be uncomfortable. It shouldn’t be a good feeling. What you want to develop is a fear of not taking action. I think of this of the opportunity cost of not breaking through. It’s heavy, but we have to look there. What would it be like if we never progressed forward? If we got far too comfortable in our happy place and we did nothing about it…

Come back to the present day. Look at it and say I know I’m scared but I’m going to keep pushing forward regardless. I’m going to make the most of life. If you get it, if you are with me, then make a commitment to yourself that you will make the most of life, and that you aren’t going to let fears set you back. It ain’t worth it!

Go out there, smash your fears, be your best! I know you can do it. I believe in you!

 

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