- Write it down.Get it out of your head. When we carry our fears with us, we tell ourselves a story that most likely is a lie. The story often leads us to an unlikely event of us ruining our lives or other peoples lives. For example, I am in the process of doing a big program launch. In my head, I fear that it will be a huge failure. The story I tell myself is that because the launch fails, then that means my business will never thrive, nobody wants to learn from me or work with me, and that I need to go back to get a J.O.B. Putting it on paper and writing that out just looks ridiculous. Then I laugh at myself for believing such lies.
- Tell a trusted friend or mentor what you are afraid of. Sometimes just hearing ourselves say what we are afraid of is enough. Having an objective person to listen to you and give you encouragement and feedback, can significantly reduce the fear. They can help talk you through it.
- Pray for God’s guidance. Ask for the wisdom and strength to do what you know you need to do. Ask for the grace or empowerment to push through. Prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do when facing a fear.
- Commit to doing it. Tell someone that you plan to do whatever it is you are afraid of and ask them to hold you accountable. If I didn’t have people checking in on my progress I would not have accomplished as much as I have. I need accountability, especially when I am doing something I am afraid of. (which is typically something new and that stretches me)
- Do it without obsessing over the outcome. When you finally do whatever it is that has been hanging over your head it is the most liberating experience. Yesterday, I had to force myself to record my video training series that will accompany my new program. It was something I new had to get done, but I felt very insecure about. I wasn’t sure if I was doing it right. The truth is, I spent many hours training and learning how to do a launch that one more piece of information wasn’t going to be the thing that pushed me. I already knew enough to do it and the only way to get better at it is by starting and learning from action. The truth is, it won’t be perfect right away. This isn’t something you will master at your first shot. Reading, learning, and training are great things, bu the fastest way to learn and get your desired results is by DOING IT!
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