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What are your top fears?

You might not realize it, but deep down everyone is afraid. They may be afraid of small things (bugs, insects, etc.) or it may be large things (fear of falling, fear of drowning, etc.)

It does not matter what it is, people have fears.

The big difference between you and all those people you can see who are successful is that they confronted their fears. They worked through their issues to get ahead or went ahead despite them.

If you don’t face your fears, you’re likely to miss out on life. Someone once said that one of the saddest ways to sum up life is with could have, might have, and should have.

Don’t let that happen to you! Start today and confront your fears.

You have a choice between controlling or being controlled by your fears.

Below are four tips that may help you in facing your fears.

Four Powerful Tips for Facing Your Fears:

#1 – Baby steps

Start small. This is not an overnight process.

No matter what your fears are, from public speaking to mountain climbing, you don’t have to do it all in one go.

Decide you will work out what you want to achieve and start taking baby steps. Each small success will increase your confidence and shrink down that fear.

When you achieve small successes, celebrate them! Do not let an achievement go uncelebrated.

#2 – You don’t have to do it alone

People want to help you.

No one said you had to hide your fear or overcome it alone. Build up a support network of family, friends, and colleagues who’ll have your back and cheer you on. Get professional advice from a coach or mentor or buddy up with a friendly colleague.

Depending on support from other people is not something to be embarrassed about; it is something to use.

If you have anxiety issues that seem overwhelming, get professional help. Be kind to yourself and get whatever support you need.

#3 – Accentuate the positive

A positive mindset will go a long way to help dispel fears and worries. A negativity spiral makes things worse, increasing your paralysis and helplessness.

Many people focus on what they can’t do and forget what they can do.

Take time to look around you and actively identify what’s going right in your life. There are positive things all around, you will have to look for them.

Get up in the morning and write five positive things that will happen during the day. Use that to get your mindset right.

Change your mindset and expectations to focus on abundance and success. Half the battle is learning to accept that you deserve success, you deserve to win. You can focus your energy on getting there.

#4 – Take Control of Your Story

Each of us has a story.

You have a story.

Do not let anyone, or anything else write your story!

Rewriting your narrative can knock your fears on the head once and for all. If you see yourself as a competent, successful person, those thoughts of self-doubt won’t be able to get a hold.

Take control of your story, be brave, confident and successful.

Write all the negative things that round in your head. Make a list, and for every bad thing write a positive one.

Knock down the self-doubt by setting down your skills, your strengths, your good points. You’ll soon see they outnumber the weaknesses, and you’ll be back in control of your own success story.

Just some thoughts,