REFRAMING: Ask This One Question to Overcome Fear

If you ever feel like you let fear stop you, this 15-minute pep talk will completely transform the way you think about fear. Learn ONE question that puts things in perspective, empowers you to choose the path that serves you, helps you better understand how fear is actually trying to help you, and enables you to overcome fear with confidence.

Listen to Episode 122 of the Bright Life Podcast: REFRAMING: Ask This One Question to Overcome Fear and/or read below!

How to Overcome Fear

Fear is a Nervous System’s Predictable Response

Fear is a natural response from your nervous system to anything unknown or unfamiliar, and it’s entirely NORMAL. Your body is wired to keep you safe and comfortable, maintaining a state of homeostasis throughout the day. So, when faced with something new or uncomfortable, fear kicks in to survey the environment and ensure your safety.

It’s crucial to recognize fear for what it is—a predictable bodily response to change and growth. It doesn’t mean that you can’t do something or that you lack capability. Instead, it signifies that you’re stepping into new territory, and your body is simply RISING to the challenge.

The Right Discomfort

Consider this: both staying in your comfort zone AND pursuing your dreams will involve some level of discomfort. The question is, which discomfort would you rather endure? Remaining stagnant while feeling the pull for something more OR taking a chance on your dreams and living without regrets?

Realize that discomfort is inevitable either way, but the discomfort of staying in a life that no longer serves you may actually be WORSE than the discomfort of taking a leap towards your dreams and seeing what could be. Embrace the discomfort that leads to the life you actually want to live.

Learn to Work With Fear

If you’ve decided that you would rather face the fear of going for your dreams—versus the discomfort of wondering what if—below are a few steps to help you overcome fear!

  1. Acknowledge Fear: Instead of seeing fear as a stop sign, acknowledge it as a natural response to change. Understand that it doesn’t define you or your capabilities.
  2. Reframe Discomfort: Recognize that discomfort is an inherent part of life and growth. Choose the discomfort that aligns with your dreams and aspirations.
  3. Take Small Steps: To ease into the discomfort, start with small actions towards your dream. Gradually expand your comfort zone as you build confidence.
  4. Cultivate Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself throughout this process. Understand that it’s okay to feel fear and discomfort and that growth takes time.
  5. Seek Support: Surround yourself with people who understand your journey and can offer encouragement and guidance.

Transform Fear and Transform Your Life

I hope this helps you see in a new light that fear is simply part of pursuing your dreams. Don’t make the fear wrong; embrace it as a sign that you’re on the path to the life you deeply desire. So few people can say that—you’re actually not one of the scared ones, you’re one of the brave ones!

If you found these insights helpful, you might enjoy exploring more in my book, “Your Bright Life: Get clear on what you want, overcome self-doubt, and bring your dreams to life.” Each chapter focuses on another aspect of the creation process of bringing a dream to life, and can be your guide in navigating fear and unlocking your true potential. There is an entire chapter on navigating fear!

Now, as you embark on your dream journey, trust yourself, settle into the discomfort, and allow your dreams to unfold. Embrace the unknown, take small steps, and navigate your fears with grace and resilience. The magic happens when you step out of your comfort zone and into the realm of possibility.

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