Day 9 of 30 Day blog challenge.
What Is Fear?
Hi friends, did you know there are 1000’s of Fears and Phobias. Fear is one of the most basic human emotions. It is programmed into the nervous system and works like an instinct. From the time we’re infants, we are equipped with the survival instincts necessary to respond with fear when we sense danger or feel unsafe.
However, some fears do not protect us or keep us safe at all, they really just holding us back in life. If you had a fear of public speaking, would you agree that public speaking is safe and not dangerous? The fear of public speaking is really just keeping you out of the public eye and holding you down. Could you imagine our Prime Minister (PM) having a fear of public speaking, do you think they would achieve much during his time in office. I don’t think so.
How to overcome a Fear?
My friends, I am no expert, however I have read many books and listen to many Audio Programs which all touch on Fears. In almost everything I have read and listen to they always say that Action is the only way to cure fear. If you have a fear of heights, and was offered a job which paid well, you would make an effort to overcome your fear and get on with the job. However in many cases there is no extra motive like a cash intensive or payment. So we need to find a new way to gain benefit from overcoming fears.
Each and every one of us will find different ways of overcoming a fear, but at the end of the day we just need to shut up and get out there and do it. The more you do it the easier it becomes, to the point that it will no longer be a fear. So if you would like to overcome the fear of public speaking, the more you put yourself in a position to deliver a speech the better you will be to overcome your fear.
One of my old fears was meeting new people, few years ago my company was exhibiting at a Trade Show Event. This meant that I was representing my company on the show floor. At the start I was finding things to do, to avoid facing the visitors. After the first day I was walking up to people like I had known them for years! Now I love meeting new people, love it!
What about if I don’t want to overcome a fear?
Then please stop reading my Blog, I have started this blog for people to read and gain some useful knowledge. If you are that closed minded to overcome a fear and stay in your little comfort zone, then just stay there. Bit harsh? I think not, I just know who I want my readers abs listeners to be.
So always “Do what you fear and your fears will disappears”