In life we will encounter situations where our emotions will be triggered. You may get excited over good news you receive or you may feel sorrow over a loss. Yet, there is one emotion that is often triggered that is one that will keep you from progressing or moving forward with your goals in life. This little ugly emotion is FEAR.
As much as you try to avoid it or cover it up, fear will continue to creep into your life if it is not addressed. It’s not enough to be aware of it. You must in fact be aware of it, recognize the signals and stop them in their tracks. Many times this will not be as easy to accomplish but who said that anything in life that is worthwhile would be easy. The fact that it is difficult is an indication that it must mean something so you must push forward.
So in order to not allow FEAR to win implement these 3R’s:
Recognize – it is extremely important to recognize the signals as to why or what triggers the emotion of FEAR. It is something that you are unfamiliar with? Is it the environment? Is it the people involved? Is it the situation? You must recognize what is eliciting this emotion before you can conquer it.
React – now that you have discovered the culprit to FEAR you must now react. Instead of running in the opposite direction, you must run towards it. You will always fall prey to FEAR if you run from it or avoid it. That is not the reaction that will help you succeed. If your goal is to succeed in business, have healthy relationships and simply be happy you must, must and I repeat you must not hide from what fears you. You must rise above the FEAR and push forward.
Responsibility- whatever you decide to do with the emotion of FEAR you must be willing to accept responsibility for your actions. Too often many will play the blame game in FEAR of reactions they may receive from actions. Don’t be afraid of the reactions of others, many times if you receive a negative response you may actually be doing or saying something ‘right’. It’s funny how that occurs, quite often those who are fearful enjoy keeping others down with them. Step away from that crowd and be the person you were created to be!
Let me warn you that you will be faced with resistance when you are battling FEAR. With that said you must push forward. You must act like a warrior and truly fight for your beliefs. You must believe that you were created to succeed in life, because you were. Stop comparing yourself with others and begin to embrace your gifts and talents. You may not resonate with everyone that you meet and that is fine! Instead of beating yourself and trying to please everyone, recognize you will not and move on.
Don’t allow FEAR to win – fight FEAR instead!
Dr. Daisy Sutherland, CEO/Founder of Dr. Mommy is a doctor, mom, wife, author, ‘Get Real’ mentor and speaker. Her love of helping and educating others has branched to blog talk radio and syndicated radio shows and television.
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