How To Turn Your Fear Into Fuel For Your Journey

A recent study at the University of Oregon found that people who experienced a greater sense of fear reported greater changes in their social and work lives.

If you struggle with fear, one of the best tools you can use to increase your comfort level and productivity is to take on challenging but important challenges. These are challenges that you know you can’t possibly finish, but that you want to finish. By tackling these challenges, you gain the confidence that you can accomplish anything in life, and you develop a better understanding of what it means to be a good business leader and a good family man.

For example, take a moment to contemplate how a single mistake can destroy a great life. Imagine, then, how easy it would be for you if that single mistake were to cost you 100,000 dollars, or even 1000,000 dollars. It’s incredibly important to avoid making mistakes, as they can quickly destroy your business career and your relationship with your family.

Taking on something that your fear tells you is impossible is, in other words, a challenge you want to take on.

If you’re unsure how to set a challenge, look at some past mistakes. How well do you ever handle challenges that you know you can’t possibly finish? How do you handle them when it feels like you have to finish, but you’re afraid you won’t? You want to learn what you can about setting challenges, while at the same time learning to make the fear go away with the right attitude and strategies.

You’ll never feel as confident as you do when you know you can finish what you set out to do.

When you set yourself to work on making your daily schedule a better, more productive place, you’ll find that you have a better sense of what is important to you and what you’re truly excited about. By understanding your priorities you gain a renewed sense of confidence, and you create greater value for your business and your relationships with those who trust and respect you.

By the way, today, I want to teach you something so useful and so powerful, that, I think, you’ll find its power on your own.

One minute you may be feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of an important project, and it may seem impossible that you’ll ever get it done. But now, do this: imagine a dream you had in the past, and tell yourself that you can make it happen. If, after a few days of saying this, you don’t feel like you’re getting up for it, you’ve made a mistake. It may sound trite, but this is what the dream and the challenge are about. You have to have both. The way to get over the fear of failure and move on is to take the first step. Start with the first and get the feeling that you’ve actually completed something, even if it seems impossible. This step can be as simple as calling a friend you admire, or as hard as getting out of bed in the morning. Just make it happen. It’s worth the pain.

The key here is to take it slow, to commit to it, to really get it done, even if it means you have to stop sleeping in or eating breakfast, and it may even mean that you sacrifice other things. But you have to have faith. You have to have some hope that it will happen at some point. If it doesn’t, that’s on you and not on the task in question.

One of the strongest psychological forces that shapes your life is what you believe is possible. This is no different than your own self-perception.

Believe in yourself.

One of the great advantages of your fear is that it makes you believe in your ability to overcome it.