Have you ever let an irrational fear overtake you? Maybe your fear of heights prevented you from going on that skydiving adventure once. Instead, you watched from a distance as your friends plummeted towards the ground. In this post, you will learn how to conquer your fears.
What is Worth Risking Your Life?
No adventure is worth risking your life… Right? Adventure seekers around the world would disagree with this statement. In fact, they may even argue that adrenaline is addictive. But no matter how daring or adventurous you are, everyone is afraid of something. Fear only becomes a problem when it is debilitating. Our irrational thoughts can really hold us back from achieving what we want in life. They prevent us from creating potential memories and from claiming unused opportunities. Keep that in mind.
The Power of Self-Doubt
By far the worst result of fear is the self-doubt that comes along. You are selling yourself short the moment you begin to think you can’t do something. You’ve probably already heard a bunch of tips, but next time when you’re face to face with a daunting task, take a deep breath and ask yourself the following 3 questions:
- What is the root of my fear?
- What is the worst that can happen if I fail?
- Are there any chances that I will fail?
By the time you finish asking yourself these questions, I guarantee your heart will have already stopped pacing. But if even rationality can’t calm you, this is when you must count to 3 (or 100, if you need) and just take a leap of faith.
Conquer Your Fears! It Feels Amazing!
Remind yourself how amazing it feels when you conquer your fears. Tell yourself that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Reward yourself for the attempts.
I promise you, nothing compares to the feeling of accomplishing the seemingly impossible. Once you do, you will never set limitations for yourself again.
Now, let’s rewind back to the skydiving adventure…
You’ve convinced yourself that you can do it. Currently, you’re standing on the edge of a plane. What the hell are you thinking?! You can’t believe you actually paid for this. How did you do it? Why did you travel all the way to Guam to dig a grave for yourself? Oh my God…you can see the clouds from up here. There’s a bird! Now you’re above the clouds. Deep breaths, deep breaths, de-e-p b-re – – – –