Now that we have tackled some of the great reasons why you should face your fears, it is now time to learn some of the most efficient steps for facing your fears. Do not let your fears control you or define your personality. You can reach your full potential if you first understand the types of fear common to most people and how to face them.
Everyone Fears Something
“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy “ – Dale Carnegie
If you ask a person about what their fears are and they say they do not have any, they may either be joking around or simply trying to hide it from you. We all have our own fears. You are not alone in this fight.
Here are some of the most common fears of people across the world.
Fear of Commitment
This fear is common among males but it also experienced by their female counterparts. At some point in your life, you may fear even the mere thought of committing yourself to something or to someone. For example, you are willing to commit your time and effort to your work but you are afraid to commit yourself fully to someone romantically. This also goes the other way around. Some individuals prefer to commit to a serious relationship but are scared to devote their efforts to starting a business venture.
Fear of Rejection
This is one of the most common fears encountered by several people. This may come in the form of being scared to make a move especially when it involves expressing your feelings towards somebody special or merely approaching another person and start a good conversation. Nobody likes the feeling of being rejected and this is one reason why several people just stop trying.
Empowering this type of fear hinders a person from doing certain things. It prevents a person from talking to a person you are interested with. It stops you from sharing your opinions during group discussions. To sum it up, the fear of rejection stops you from expressing your thoughts, feelings and even from asking for anything that you think is important or perhaps you deserve.
Fear of Failure
This is also on top of the list when it comes to the most common fears experienced by many. This is applicable not only ordinary individuals but also to successful people.
One factor which drastically affects your chance to achieve success is being scared of failure. Here’s one question, what would you do if you will be needing to make several attempts for you to achieve your goals but you are too scared to even try because of this particular fear? What do you think will happen to you?
A lot of people have this fear. Most of them are living their life in the rear lines because everybody else has surpassed this fear and they were able to progress in their life. But those who live with this fear will remain stuck at one point in their life and will never be able to achieve whatever they desire the most just because they are afraid to fail which in turn causes them to not even try at all.
Experts say that the fear of failure is developed by a person’s subconscious in order to protect one’s self from going through problems associated with failing.
These are only a few of the most common types of fears. There’s actually a lot more on the list.
In truth, fear is something that we always try to avoid. We often associate this with something terrible. Because of this we turn to other enjoyable activities which will help you temporarily forget or even avoid your fears. This is where the problem starts. It is your choice when it comes to how you want to handle this situation. But the first thing which you always have
to remember towards the path of conquering your fear is that you are not the only one who has fears. Someone else shares this same struggle. Having this kind of understanding will help you not feel all alone in this journey. However, it is up to you to make a choice.
Try to find someone whom you can talk to about your fears. This same person may have shared the same feeling and who knows, they might have found ways to overcome it which they would gladly share with you.
Recognize your fear
One of the worst things that can happen in your life is to immobilize yourself towards self-growth because of your fears. Everybody will come to face this challenge at one point in our lives. Fear can prevent you from making rational decisions. You can do something about it. You do not have to feel that way towards your fears. Recognizing all of your fears is the first step to conquering it and starts your journey towards self-improvement. This recognition will help you deal with this unpleasant sensation.
Among the reasons why you are unable to successfully face your fears is the unwillingness to look at it closely. You will fail to fully recognize the factors which create and fuels your fear because of the sensations associated with it. Some may think that examining it closely will intensify this agonizing feeling.
If you take a look at them closely, you will be able to deal with them appropriately.
The first thing is to ask yourself what exactly are you afraid of and why. You can also determine the source of your fear by evaluating yourself and even by seeking the help of professionals. You would have to devote some time to this and you will find the answer that you are looking for along the way.