“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that
something else is more important than fear.” ― Ambrose Redmoon

Fear’s sole purpose is to keep you “safely” intact within your comfort zone. It tells you not to question yourself or those around you, not to wonder, and not to wander. Fear will tell you that remaining closed is far better than opening up; opening up to ideas, people, places, experiences, and even true love.

Have faith. Have courage. Take your uncertain life filled with unanswered questions by the reins and overcome your fears now.

Four Ways to Overcome Your Fear(s)

1. Face your fear(s) head on

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ― Helen Keller, The Open Door

Face your fear, learn why you’re so afraid of it, and learn more about how you can contribute positively towards it. Stop running away from your fears.

2. Take a chance/ be vulnerable

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Stop worrying about what may happen and find out what will happen by taking a chance. Consider the possibility of things going right instead of things going wrong. And if you fall flat on your face your life does not have to end there. Consider that fall to be exactly what was needed to get you where you need to be.

3. Pray that fears unknown to you are revealed to you

You HAVE to look within. There may be something that you’ve managed to suppress so well, you don’t even know it’s holding you back. Pray that all fears are revealed to you. Become aware of the fear, deal with the fear, and heal so that you can either use the fear to help others or move on.

4. Feed the Bright Side

What ever you feed, will grow. If you feed your fear, it will grow. If you instead choose to feed it’s opposite, that will grow. If you fear love, spread more love, don’t spread the fear of love.

“The battle is between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
Which wolf wins?
The one you feed.” | Unknown

 

 

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