Don’t Let Fear Be A Four Letter Word
Overcome it and Create the Life You Want!
Welcome to the Strong(her) You Podcast! I’m your host Diane, founder of A Strong(her) You and the Strong(her) Woman Members Club. Let’s go ahead and get started with our topic for today, overcoming fear.
To start overcoming your fears, first, we have to redefine fear itself.
Sounds a little ambitious, I know! But the fear most of us know is what the dictionary defines as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat”.
Now this kind of fear can often be warranted and can serve to help protect us when we need it. For example, if you encounter a wild animal in the woods you need to be cautious and avoid being attacked by this animal.
But this isn’t the kind of fear that we’re talking about. The kind of fear that we’re talking about today is the fear of failure. This kind of fear is often confused with the fear we defined a moment ago, but it’s very different.
The fear of failure is the kind of fear that creeps in uninvited. It tries to talk you out of believing in yourself. This fear is like a thief that tries to steal your confidence and success. But its ok, we all experience this at one point or another, and you, as the strong, incredible woman that you are already have the tools and power you need to tell this fear thief to take a hike!
One of the best ways to overcome the fear of failure is to embrace it.
Why? Because everyone fails at something, and it’s ok! Life would actually be pretty boring if we succeeded at everything we did all the time.
The most valuable learning often comes from when we try something, put it all out there, and it doesn’t work. This can help reaffirm our passion for achieving what we’re working towards but it can also help us get a better result next time.
The most important thing is to remember that when you try something and it doesn’t work, it only means that thing failed, not you. You were just trying something new, and you’ll take the result and be a stronger, more awesome version of you for having had the experience.
Another great tool for overcoming fear is visualization.
If you’d like to try this now find a safe comfortable spot to try this visualization now. To get started get into a comfortable seated position and close your eyes.
Imagine your fear as a ball of glowing orange light hovering right in front of you. As you slowly take a deep breath in, feel yourself fill up with positive energy, let that energy resonate in you like a light and as you exhale, feel all the negative energy just leave you. That positivity is going to stay but you’re pushing out that negative energy as you exhale.
You want to continue to breathe in and out for several moments, and as you do this, notice that glowing orange ball of light is getting smaller and smaller. Continue breathing in and out until the ball of light has disappeared completely. Once that ball has disappeared take 2 more breaths in and out and then open your eyes feeling empowered, motivated and re-energized.
I hope these resources will be helpful for you overcoming fear. Remember that everything is just about taking small steps towards improving your life and living the best possible life that you can, and creating the life that you want.
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As we wrap up today’s episode, I want to share an inspiring quote with you, it’s from the incredible Nelson Mandela:
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave one is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Ladies remember that you are incredible and strong, be brave and start working to achieve your dreams today!
Thank you so much for spending some of your time with me I hope you’ve enjoyed this episode and I can’t wait to see you next time.