30 Aug Is Fear Holding You Back?
If you secretly wish to make a move in your career, start a new business, leave your hometown for adventures abroad, or you have some other fantastic dream for your life — and yet, you just can’t quite take the leap, could fear be the sole reason you’re not taking action?
Today we’re going to explore why you shouldn’t stay living in your comfort zone and how to re-shape your thoughts surrounding your fears so that you can take hold of your life . . . starting now.
What Happens When You Live in Fear
Although it’s completely normal to feel afraid periodically in your life, letting fear dictate your life regularly can significantly limit your happiness and well-being. It can keep you in a little “box” of comfort: the job you don’t like but know so well, the city you grew up in but that bores you to tears, the same habits you’ve always had but don’t give you any real satisfaction.
And while this comfort zone feels safe, over time it can increase chances of depression, loneliness, and/or feeling a lack of purpose. This impact on your mental and emotional health can even cause energy blocks in the body, leading to physical pain, soreness, and other mysterious symptoms.
Benefits of Facing Your Fear
The best part about branching out of your comfort zone isn’t just that you’ll benefit from one or two things. It’s that facing our fears can open up unlimited possibilities.
Because when we face our fears head-on and learn to overcome them, we can more easily tap into all the positive energy forces in the universe since we’ll be letting go of the negative forces (fear) holding us back in life.
How to Overcome Your Fear
Although Timothy Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Workweek is primarily about getting out of the 9-5 lifestyle and finding the freedom to live and work remotely, the book includes some pretty handy advice for life in general, especially on fear.
Ferriss notes that “most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty,” because that uncertainty is scary. What we tend to do is let our fears of “what if” prevent us from taking steps to living a life that’s different from our current one.
His suggestion: play out the worst case scenario and dissect it, so that you may strategize solutions. Go through the “what if” of your fear through it all, laying out all of the big scary mishaps or changes that might happen. Define your fear in real terms.
Once you do this, you can better understand the nightmare or worst-case scenario, and come up with a plan or a few simple steps you can take to both prevent that from happening and as a backup plan should it actually come true. He says that for his own fears, “none of these things would be fatal — not even close.”
This also allows you to embrace your fear, instead of seeing it as something to be conquered. If you can learn to shift your perspective and use your fear as a surge of adrenaline and excitement, then it can become a source of strength and energy for your life. Practice viewing your fear as an opportunity to dive into the great unknown, with faith and certainty that once you take the leap, the Universe will give you things that are even better than you could have imagined.
Facing Fear with Optimism
Our inner skeptic comes out when we live in fear of doing something big. It tells us all the things that may go wrong, or all the mistakes we could be making. And scientifically, this is our primal “survival” instinct at work: it wants to keep us safe, even on levels that only impact us in personal (not physical) ways.
We can thank this part of ourselves, listen to what it has to say, and then take those considerations with us as we move forward, but we shouldn’t let it stop us. Once we learn how to define our fears and play out that worst-case scenario, we can start to explore the other side of our actions: the amazing potential this leap can have in our lives, for other people, and for the world.
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