Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Feel the fear and do it anyway
Sometimes when we are faced with doing something that is new for us, it may seem hard or leave us feeling anxious. It's usually only a lot harder in our own minds though, as we battle our own fears. The fact is that the more we do something, the easier it will get for us. This is called "practice".
If you want to know more about how one becomes competent in something and the learning process, read my blog entitled
"The four stages to learning any new skill"
The trick to overcoming fear is to practice the habit of "feeling the fear but doing it anyway" All the greatest rewards in life will require courage. They will require you to step out in faith and put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. Because we want the spoils and rewards, we must learn to push past our natural instincts to "play it safe" There's a saying, you may have heard it. "don't be afraid to go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is." Start with small things. Take small steps and celebrate your victories. These small steps are your way of practicing the habit of "overcoming fear". Pretty soon you will be excited to embrace the unknown and will be looking for opportunities to step out in faith. ..... Blessings -Rob
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