Why is Overcoming Fear Necessary for a Successful Life?

October 24, 2018

Fear is a natural mechanism that has helped us survive over the years. Fear is something that prevents us from making serious mistakes. If it wasn’t for fear, we wouldn’t take safety precautions when there’s an upcoming storm, we won’t be careful when we have to take a road trip.


Fear itself does not cause you any harm, but it can get problematic when your fears are excessive. Being afraid of failure holds you back from getting what you want. Whenever you are overwhelmed with the choices that you need to take every day, it will cause anxiety and fear. Overcoming fear is necessary for living a healthy life, some anxiety is natural, but allowing your anxiety and fears to take over your life is unacceptable.

Stop Saying “I Can't Do It!”

The biggest fear that most people feel is failing at something they plan to do. Many people are not able to follow their dreams because they fear failure. Instead of saying “I can’t do it”, tell yourself that you can do it, even if you fail, you can try again, until you get it right. Tell yourself that you have the skills, the resources, and the motivation to do what you want. Do not let the fear of failure control you. Thinking positive has the potential to motivate you, have faith in your ideas, and keep going even if you fail.

When Fear is your Own Creation

Too much of anything is never good, the same holds true for fear, it makes us focus, helps us be careful in what we do, makes us think about our actions and gives us clarity. But sometimes, fear gets the best of you, it becomes excessive, it takes over your emotions and clouds your judgment. The good thing is that with therapy and some help and support from friends and family can help in overcoming fear.

Sometimes the fear is your own creation it’s a delusion that has a noticeable impact on your life both personally and professionally. If your fears are affecting you in more ways than its better to seek professional help.

Stop Running Around your Fears

Running away from your fears is not healthy in any way. The more you try to run from it, the harder it will be in overcoming fear. It is better to fight off your fears before it completely corners you. it's essential to get rid of your fear. The more you try to run from it, the harder it will be in overcoming fear. It is better to fight off your fears before it completely corners you. It's essential to get rid of your fear.


Visualizing Your Fears

Visualizing your fears will help in keeping you calm and prepared for any situation without fearing or thinking about the negative outcome. Failure is a natural part of life, whenever you try something new, there’s a big chance that it won’t turn out right the first time. Visualizing your fears is a good way that helps you in overcoming fears. Breakdown every scenario step by step and think about dealing with failure. When you are aware of your fears, they won’t come as an unpleasant surprise, in fact, you will be ready to take them on without worrying about failure or consequences.

Until next time, be well and stay blessed!

Terence Young, MD

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