But when you know how to use it, it can become an ally!
We all face fear - daily. The difference between those who are admired and those who fade into the background is how you USE it and trust me when I say that using your fear instead of letting it cripple or control you, or even sit silently in the background is a conscious art.
We All Face Fear!
When you’re stepping into a new sales situation, a new job, or launching your new business. It’s the butterflies in the pit of your stomach when you’ve got a great new opportunity. It’s the little voice in the back of your head that won’t stop talking about all the ways it can go wrong. It’s the freezing cold ice in your veins and the tight feeling in your chest.
The first step to making fear your ally is to recognize what it means. Human beings have survived for centuries by avoiding scary stuff. We’re pre-programmed to avoid anything that induces fear so our brain starts coming up with excuses immediately or we freeze.
Why? Because it means we’re about to experience some growth. The only way you can grow is if you push yourself and challenge yourself! It’s often painful.
The first step to making fear your ally is to recognize what it means...
I’ve seen it hundreds of time. As I get better as a coach, I see individuals who are all gung-ho to work with me until they realize that I hold people accountable to change. It’s why I get results for my clients. But I’ve seen the fear set in at that moment and the excuses start too.
So how do you USE it?
Set a mental trigger – when you notice your symptoms of fear, recognize it and allow the energy your body is putting into scaring you be the guide to action. Some people act in spite of their fear. I encourage you to act BECAUSE of your fear. Your body is creating energy that is designed to paralyze you to keep you still or starts putting thoughts into your head with all the reasons you SHOULDN’T take action. Instead, use that energy to start moving. Use the thoughts flying at a million miles per hour to evaluate the opportunity and how to mitigate the risks that you are coming up with. Allow that flurry of activity that happens in your body to drive you to produce great results for yourself.
You are worth it.
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