Stand With Courage Not With Fear
Sep 28, 2015 by
You face fear everyday. It takes courage just to get out of bed each day knowing what you're up against in this world. You know what I'm talking about. You see it in the news every day. We live in a tough world that might make you think twice about even going out into it. Despite this, you still go out and make the most of it. You're forced to face fear on a regular basis but if you stand with courage, your fear will be conquered and you'll win. Here's more from my book Got My Happy™: Body Passport in a section titled "Mind/Body/Spirit Fusion" on that subject:
"With courage, you will hit your mark. With courage, you will find your calling. With courage, you can do anything. Don't let fear stand in your way. Tell it to move. Tell it to go away. Stand with courage not with fear. May courage always be your last stand."
To face fear going forward, here are some suggestions:
*Do something once a day, once a week, or even once a month that scares you or that you're afraid of doing. It could be something as simple as riding in an elevator, trying a new food that you've never eaten before or watching a horror film in the dark. Look for opportunities to be brave. Small acts of bravery prepare you to undertake the larger ones.
*Get answers to the most important questions you have about your fear up front. Dip your toe into the water before you dive into the pool. This way you will know the temperature of the water before you go into it. It builds your confidence to face your fear if you know exactly what you are jumping into.
*Consider ways to practice speaking in front of a group or public speaking to overcome fear. It can be something as simple as standing up & giving a toast at dinner. Public speaking is the human fear because almost every aspect of your person is exposed when you speak in front of a group-your appearance, your behavior, your words, your thoughts, and your personality. Every person on the planet fears getting up in front of a group of people, no matter how large or small the group is, and speaking. It can be frightening. It is, however, one of the best ways to develop courage. If you can speak in front of a group of people, you can do almost anything. Note: this is different than speaking out on social media in which you are speaking privately to be shared publicly.
* Have an answer ready to the question: If it doesn't work out I will... Having your back-up plan ready will also help you to have the courage to face whatever it is that you're afraid of. Then you'll be ready no matter what.
In the end, fear will only stop you if you let it. Make courage your last stand and you will hit your mark. For more inspiration, my book Got My Happy™: Body Passport is available on the shop page of this website. The purpose of this book is to bring joy to people dealing with difficult situations including stressful life & work moments.