We all experience fear in our lives wether we know it or not. Hidden fears are usually what holds us back from perusing goals that we have for ourselves.
Some of the most common fears that most people experience include fear of failure, fear of not being good enough, fear of uncertainty, and fear of being judged.
I have experienced most these fears in my life. For example For the longest time fear of not being good enough had impacted a lot of my life. That I wasn’t pretty enough, had enough followers or had what it took to succeed. Once you can realize that you are just as capable as any one and let go, there’s something powerful that happens and you just do it anyway regardless.
Fear of being judged and caring what others think of you or reverse it to comparing yourself to others is toxic! If people are judging you for the way you live your life that’s their problem. There will be nay sayers that don’t agree and you just have to get over it… period. I struggled with comparison and comparing yourself is deathly and is a serious dream crusher. It steels so much happiness and joy out of life.
You don’t know where it will take you if you don’t try. Fear of uncertainty is completely understandable but you never know where life will take you if you don’t take the leap of faith no matter how scary it seems. You’ll never know who you’ll become from the experience of taking the leap. I have learned that it’s about the journey of going after your dreams not actually achieving them. From taking big leaps in life, I have been fully able to let go of fear and find true joy in life.
Some ways that you can push through fear and out of comfort zone can be:
- Take the leap and do it anyways. What is you want to become? A photographer? A coach? A blogger? A stay at home mom? Just take the leap and just start. Multi passionate like me? Do it! But I only suggest focusing on a couple at a time. This is a call to action in your life so just do it now… not tomorrow… now!
- Be vulnerable: this. Is. Scary. Being vulnerable is seriously one of the hardest things for me. It truly brings out a lot of fears including being judged or not good enough. We live in a storytelling society and people want to know, like, and trust you. Being vulnerable is hands down the most scariest things BUT through it I have come to really dig deeper into who I am and being able to share my journey has truly helped me get thoughts out and perhaps inspiring someone else along the way.
- Turn fear into fun: make overcoming fears fun. When I am challenged to do something, I’ve just been doing it without a second thought. The worst that can happen your in the same spot you are now Right?! But overtime you just keep challenging fears and making a game out of it and the journey just might take you further than you thought. Know that it won’t be over night results BUT overtime challenging yourself just might get you beyond the dreams you had for yourself.
- Have courage. Be a warrior. Fears are no easy task to get away from but know that it can happen! Have courage within yourself to let go of the limiting beliefs holding you back. Work on your mindset everyday that gives you hope and excitement for the future. You are encouraged to work on your mindset everyday. Thats were it all begins. Start out by having gratitude or writing in your journal on how you can take your fears to help you move forward.
Most fears don’t come to pass and they are most of the time a imaginary thing your brain is telling you because fear is a defense mechanism telling your brain to stay away from danger. But what danger does setting goals and going after them bring to you? Nothing! It was a struggle for me for the longest time, but the more I work on it, say YES to the things that scare me the most… I feel those fears taking me out of my comfort zone every day.
Have belief in yourself that you can push through those fear barriers and really grab ahold of your goals and dreams. I believe in YOU! Pick one fear this week and push through it!