How to Overcome your Fears and act with Self-discipline and Courage

warrior overcomes fear through action
Courage overcomes fear with action

Every single person is at some point in their life afraid of something, usually of many things.

This fear is normal and natural as it is there to keep us safe, to preserve life, prevent injury and guard against financial mistakes.   The most common reaction to a fearful situation is the attitude of  “I can’t!”  The inhibitive negative habit pattern, the fear of failure and rejection that hold us back, is experienced physically, starting in the stomach, your  muscles become tight and knotted and your

palms begin to sweat.     When a person is really afraid  they can experience a dry mouth and a pounding

heart.   Sometimes their breathing become shallow.  Fear paralyzes action. It often shuts down the

brain, our ability to think logically and cause the individual to revert  to flight or fight mode.

Fortunately because fears are learned, they can be unlearned. We can choose to do things

differently to what fear would normally cause us to do.  By acknowledging the fear and choosing to

visualise a positive outcome of  “I can do this…” you can build your courage and confidence,

with little steps at first, until you reach the point where you can act,  inspite of the fear, which

is still there, but  because you have  instilled in your subconscious mind an image of you dealing

with this situation confidently and competently.     You can now stand up straight, open your

chest, breathe deepl, get your heart rate down to normal and move with confidence and courage and

do that which formerly would have sent you into a spin.

Remind yourself that “denial” is not a river in Egypt” ~Brian Tracy

The close companion of fear is worry.

It has been estimated that 99% of the things you worry about  never happen. And most of the things

that do happen, happen so quickly that you never have time to worry about them in the first place.

The best course of action in these circumstances is to decide what you need to do to fix or solve

the problem and then take massive, purposeful action towards your chosen goals.

Courage is the ability to do something you know is right or good to do even though you

know it is dangerous, frightening or very difficult.

Large amounts of self-discipline are needed to deal courageously with all the fear-inducing

events of our lives. Self-discipline is the training and control of  one’s self  and one’s

conduct for the purpose of self-improvement. It’s a bit like reinforcing a desirable habit.

You do it continuously until it becomes familiar and second nature to you.

“Courage is not the absence of fear; it is control of fear, mastery of fear”  ~Mark Twain

So when you practice the self- discipline of courage and decide to face any fear-inducing situation

in your life, your self- esteem goes up, your self-respect improves and your sense of personal value

grows. Let me know how you go with these suggestions and if you need any help , call me Colin

0419 568 043 or leave a comment here. What do you think?


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