Simple advice: 5 of the best but overlooked ways of overcoming fear

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What causes fear in our lives and how can you overcome fear? Many of us have time to time been afraid of something or to do something out of fear of what will happen next. We need not to let fear overcome us.

It is natural for all of us to fear something in our lives. Is this the end or can we look beyond those fears? What do you fear the most in your life? Is it failure that you will lose that job? Or that people will treat you differently for that decision that you are about to make? What exactly makes you always change your mind whenever you are about to make that big step?

Our day to day life puzzle pieces don’t always fall into place right away and even for those that are successful, you will hear them say that it wasn’t an easy journey but they learnt to press on. But we need to learn to face our fears and shut down any voices in our heads that whisper otherwise. Psychology also discourages us against fear because it can reach to greater lengths that can turn negatively on us especially if it gets to a certain extent.

The action you take when in fear plays a great role in how your future is going to turn out and can lead to depression if you don’t snap out of it. Making it and seeing your dreams become a reality doesn’t have to be so difficult. There is no easy way out and you must conquer your struggle. How best can you start with where you are and with what you have?

1. Figure out what you truly want.

Well, what exactly do you want? Is it a business that you want to start? Even if it’s a side hustle, it will be great to have some extra income in addition to that job that you already have. Some of us don’t love our jobs and you never know, it might just be what gets you self-employed where you will then have your own company where you can make your decisions.

Sit and think of what you want to start. If it’s a side hustle and you are currently employed, ensure that it doesn’t affect your job or let someone run it for you and then pass by and check on how its’ doing after work. With time you can think of leaving your job once the business is stable.

If you are searching for a job, figure out in which industry and note down the companies that you would like to contact or even visit.

2. Plan how to achieve what you want.

Make a plan on when you would like to start. Create a list of the requirements and what you will need. You cannot just start a clothing business without knowing where your stock will come from.

If it’s a job, make copies of the relevant papers that you will require, select and choose proper attire for that occasion.

3. Put the plan into action.

After knowing exactly when you need to start and ensuring that you have all that is needed to start, make the final touches and open up your business. If it’s a store plan on when you will do the official opening and invite some friends to help you launch it. This will also be a good step since they can help you in marketing as well. If it’s an online business, reach out to people and make them aware of what you are doing.

Start small even if you don’t have much but start

4. Believe in yourself and erase any disbelief.

We have people that have great ideas and some go ahead and implement their plans into action but they have doubts as to whether it will truly work. If this your kind of thinking, then this is not for you. Starting up something with the notion that it will not work is a bad start and it will surely not work.

Others will start on the right foot but stop midway because they have encountered a certain challenge along the way. Learn to be positive and even if at some point you face a setback, just find a solution, there is always a way and you will make it through.

Questions like “how will I handle clients?” should not worry you. Begin first and as you continue, some of these questions will be answered along the way. You will even realize that with time you will meet people doing what you do who will give you an insight on how to go about certain issues

5. See yourself succeeding.

Always look at the brighter side as you continue making that dream a reality. Setbacks will always come but just like a storm, they will not stay for long. Figure them out and keep moving forward.

Remember to always look at the bright side and face that fear.

You will make it through… As Ijeoma Umebinyuo once said…

“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”

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