Fear is often seen as a hindrance in achieving success. However, harnessed correctly, fear can be a powerful motivator and an essential step towards making positive change. When used in the right way, fear can be an impetus to act and accomplish goals. Here is a guide on how to utilize the power of fear and transform it into a force for good.
Firstly, it is vital to identify and understand your fears. Take time to reflect and consider what situations or scenarios make you uneasy. Once you understand what makes you afraid, you can take steps to overcome them. Acknowledge how you feel and learn to use negative emotions in an empowering way.
Secondly, create a plan of action and set realistic goals. If something is making you scared, it is important to not let it fester. You should make a plan of action and set yourself specific, achievable goals. This can provide a sense of certainty and a focus, allowing you to move closer to achieving your objectives.
Thirdly, focus on the present moment. Focusing on the ‘here and now’ helps to alleviate your anxiety. Concentrate on the task in front of you and stay in the moment. Anxiety can be reduced when no future thoughts are anticipated. When you are in the present moment, how bad can things really be?
Finally, it is important to remember that fear is often imagined. Fear is largely the product of our own imaginations, and usually, there is no need for such a powerful emotion. Learn to tell yourself that ‘everything will be alright’ and understand that even if something does not go as planned, you will be OK.
When fear gets out of control, it causes people to freeze. Freezing is the other side to the fight or flight reflex. Freezing is a paralytic response to fear. And when this happens, the people is at such an extreme point of stress that it’s nearly impossible to wedge his/her way out without help from a professional.
Understanding this mechanism and how it works is often the first step. However the cause of the problem is often deep rooted in trauma. And when it comes to trauma, it isn’t as simple as removing it by flicking a switch. It often takes weeks, months and years of intense work.
Although general fear can be an incredible motivator to move someone to success. Negative fear, as we see, can have monstrously disastrous effects. And finding a gentler way to remove the trauma associated with it is key. One such technique is Natural BioEnergetics. Find out more by booking a complimentary discovery call here.
Fear is an unavoidable part of life. It can be a catalyst for change and an emboldening motivator when used correctly. With the steps outlined here, you can defeat fear and use it to make positive change in your life.