How To Overcome Fear

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F.E.A.R stops so many people from moving forward and achieving their goals in life. You’ll notice that I spelled out Fear as an acronym which stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. People are fearful of the unknown; fearful of making a mistake;fearful of what people may say or think. I want to discuss a few steps to to finally overcome fear and go on to be productive and  achieve the things that you are desiring  to do in life.

 

Lets lay a foundation…..

 

 

How does Webster define fear..Lets find out(A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.

Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us)

 

 

 

Part B of Webster’s definition hits the nail right on the head…fear is an uneasiness of the mind. Everything that is stopping you is in your mind. Also realize that fear does not  come from or originate from God. The word of God tells us in 2 Timothy 1:17 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Key on the word a SOUND mind. Its all in your mind folks.

Remember that walking in  fear keeps you trapped, immobilized, bound and unable to make forward progress in life. There are countless people who want to start a business, start a new career, write a book, buy a new home Etc…but because of not being able to see the outcome of what one is endeavoring to do our accomplish, people get stuck in neutral in life. So what I want to do is give you a few steps to start the process of overcoming fear.

 

So what are some things or steps that a person can take to overcome fear?..I glad you asked

 

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Step 1. (It Doesn’t Come From God)

 

I know that everyone that reads this blog may not believe in God. I do. The first step is to know and believe that fear doesn’t come from him and it is always self imposed  by the person. Therefore, I stand on the principle that “He has not given me the spirit of fear.” With that being said, I know that fear must originate from another source. One has to stop allowing negative thoughts to come into your mind. Stop allowing what happened in the past from keeping you from what life has for you in your future. Stop believing that it not possible and start believing that it is possible. Thoughts of failing can come from not being supported by the ones closest to you (friends & family). Lastly, it can come from how you think about the issue or situation as well.

Step 2 Take Action

 

One of the greatest ways to overcome fear is to simply take action! Don’t just sit there idle thinking about everything that could go wrong. There is a story in the Bible where Jesus was walking on the water and the disciples were in the boat. Here is what happended:”But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”28Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.…”  Don’t get me wrong, this is not a bible lesson.lol..But an illustration of how to overcome fear. Whatever is the overall objective, keep your eye on the prize and not on everything that is surrounding you. Believe that the you can do it and take that step of faith.
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Step 3 Believe In Yourself and Face Your Fear

 

Always believe in yourself and believe that you have everything you need on the inside to achieve your goals, dreams and aspirations. If you don’t believe that you can do it or that it isn’t possible, than you are already defeated . I would start reading empowering books and listening to motivating and uplifting audio. Tell yourself that you are more than able to do whatever you set your mind to…PERIOD! Lastly, face your fear. Whatever is challenging you, stand flat footed and face it even if you do afraid..wow!
I didn’t  give you every step in the book, but this is a good place to start.
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