Fear is normal. We can have a fear about anything. But what separates a fearful person from a confident person is the ability to see things from a different perspective, to lean into that fear and to understand that there is nothing to really be afraid of. At the same time, fear is sometimes necessary. Fear can be a way to protect ourselves from danger.
Some people like to use techniques such as rational-emotive behavioral therapy to overcome limiting beliefs to help eliminate fear. Others like to avoid fears all together, settling instead for a cozy and comfortable life. But some champions like to challenge fears, such as challenging a fear of heights through sky-diving.
I use a combination of rational-emotive behavioral therapy and challenging fears. When I can help it, I like to eliminate the fear altogether. But when I can’t, I like to lean into the fear and discover what it’s all really about.
How do you deal with fear? Comment down below.