Breaking Past Fears in 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Fear is a natural part of growth and development and sometimes, fear is necessary because it prevents us from doing things that are indeed, not too smart. But, most of the time, fear only holds us back from potential opportunities that appear in our daily lives.

Fear is different for everyone - maybe it is not being good enough, fear of trying something new, not knowing what to expect, or even fear of being rejected. No matter what it is, I understand that it can be very scary to break fast your fears, but if you do break fast them, you will start to see with a new set of eyes.

Sure, you are not perfect, but is anyone perfect? There are times when you will definitely mess up, but those are just learning experiences and they will only make you better. The worst thing that you can do for yourself is to allow fear to rule your life. Do not let fear get in the way of accomplishing your goals and dreams.

I spoke with a friend the other day who actually told me the story of her overcoming her fears. She broke past her fears, put herself out there in the world, and you know what happened? She succeeded (most of the time). She learned new things, she became more confident, and she now feels like she is capable of anything. I want this for all of you because when it comes down to it, you are capable of anything, as long as you put your mind to it.

So, how do we start with breaking past fears in 2019? Here are a few tips:

Keep A List Of Goals
Like I mentioned above, do not let your fears get in the way of your goals and your dreams. How do you do this? Make a list of goals, to start out. Find a way to accomplish them, no matter what. If your goal is to travel the world and go to Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls, don’t let your fear of drowning, or heights stop that. Make a list of goals, and find a way to push past your fears, in order to accomplish them.

Agree To Something You Normally Wouldn’t
If you are scared of public speaking, the best way to (hopefully) get over that fear is by doing it. Book a public speaking engagement, or start with a group of friends and get it out of the way. After you finish your engagement, you will most likely realize that there was no reason to be scared in the first place. Most of your fears are from something being unknown and unfamiliar, so take the plunge and familiarize yourself with that fear.

Take Decisive Action
Forbes says, “You can’t just wish for something. You’ve got to take action. Action is an issue of personal responsibility. It’s where you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the choices in your life and you accept that you cannot blame others for the choices you have made. Time and time again our inner self-doubt makes us question everything and keeps us from taking action when the solution shows up. This all boils down to one thing and one thing only. In plain English it’s called self-sabotage.

Widening your perspective around success starts with a decision. Once you make a decision to succeed, it’s time to commit to doing whatever it takes to make it happen.
It comes down to taking bold and decisive action toward what you say you want in your business or your life. It’s about saying YES to what’s possible for you. Saying YES to the opportunities that are divinely given to you—and then taking action. Your business, your life, your income will never be the same. I promise you that.”

Talk About Your Fears

Last but not least, you might want to consider talking about your fears with a professional. Ray of Hope Counseling Services is a group of counselors and psychotherapists that are committed to helping individuals feel better. They have seven locations all over Georgia – in Kennesaw, Alpharetta, Conyers, Athens, Canton, Peachtree City, and Marietta and also serve the surrounding counties. Their goal is to support you in a safe and confidential environment, while delivering a personalized experience that is tailored specifically to your needs. Each therapist at Ray of Hope Counseling Services is not only licensed and educated, but they also have additional training and/or hold certifications in their specialty area. Each therapist has diversified backgrounds and experiences which allow them to treat a wide variety of issues across the lifespan and they take pride in honoring the privacy and confidentiality of each client. Clinical Director and Founder, Lynn Thompson Umstead, is a trained mental health professional, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Her passion is working with blended families, couples, and women who are experiencing infertility issues and can bring a great deal of empathy when counseling her couples due to her own personal struggles with infertility. A professional counselor at Ray of Hope Counseling Services can help you address your individual fears and concerns and they can help you learn coping mechanisms and give you other tools to help you overcome life challenges and changes. Go check out their website for more information!

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