I have a thought that fear is just anxiety about the unknown.
We get worked up about different things that may or may not happen, but the anxiety of not knowing whether or not those fears will come to fruition is the part that tends to drive people crazy — myself included.
Funny thing happens though when you embrace your fear and instead of trying to avoid it, head straight for it and threw it.
It’s this mindset that allows you to overcome, or at least accept, whatever outcome results from your actions, in the face of your anxiety.
This is far easier said than done, but if you can learn to harness your fear and turn it into positive energy you push through your fear instead of going around it, and come out on the other side in tact. or reasonably okay or equipped enough to adjust to whatever the outcome is, even if it was not what you wanted it to be. You gain a sense of accomplishment, a sense of confidence, that builds on itself overtime to a point where you aren’t afraid to be anxious.
I am not suggesting to numb yourself out so you don’t have anxiety or fears anymore, but more so being able to recognize that anxious old friend, identify it, label it and view it for what it is without allowing it to be a bigger deal than it needs to be.
One way I used to deal with being anxious was to carry around a pocket journal, and every time I was anxious about something I would write down what I was anxious about. Just releasing it from my brain immediately helped the anxiety to subside and that was just enough to take the edge off to move through the fear and leave it behind me.
Perhaps this could work for you, too.
Posted by: Nick Venturella
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