How to overcome fear. Finding a good solution has been a goal of mine for years. Fear has stopped me cold on so many projects and goals, usually for no reason. While particular concerns are justified, most are overblown in our mind. Seventy to eighty percent of the things we fear never come to pass.
I’ve found that writing down my fears is a good way to get past them.
Fear can be labeled this way. FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real
The stronger the writing, the more motivation I have to overcome them.
Fears often come in groups. Singling them out brings victory.
Write one thing you want to overcome today.
Then do it.
Here is a simple tool to help you on your quest. The FEAR worksheet.
How to Overcome Fear Using This Worksheet
- Download the PDF and print it out.
- Take a sharpie or marker and write down one thing you will do today that you are fearful of.
- Put the sheet in a visible place to remind you
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Dune
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
What fears will you overcome?