03 Aug 5 Sure Fire Ways to Transform Fear into Action
Fear. Even the word makes our muscles tense and our skin crawl. Fear can be paralyzing, both physically and mentally. It can make any situation seem like there is no way up, down, in, or out.
After attending the Tony Robbins event Unleash the Power Within, my outlook on fear has completely shifted. Now I know that fear will always be a part of me, but it doesn’t have to control my life.
Here are 5 ways to transform that YOUR fear into action:
Change Your Mindset
The first day of the event, we discussed the reasoning behind our setbacks in life. Why we aren’t losing weight, why we can’t keep a job, why we have trouble saving money. The reason was always fear. We are so afraid to fail that we tell ourselves “I’m not good enough” or “I won’t be loved.”
This kind of mindset prevents us from reaching our goals and achieving our highest potential. We are so worried about what others will think that we lose sight of why we wanted those things in the first place. Instead of letting fear take over, it’s important to work with fear and let it fuel your passions.
Retrace Your Steps
Think back to a time when you were TERRIFIED. Maybe you were skydiving and have trouble with height. Maybe you signed up for a brand new fitness class without knowing anyone.
How scared were you to try this new experience? What thoughts were you telling yourself? Now, try to remember how you felt during or after that event. Nine times out of ten, our thoughts are much scarier than the actual event itself.
Rephrase Your What If Question
One night during the Tony Robbins event, it was announced that we would be walking on fire. Needless to say, I was terrified. Thousands of “what ifs” were racing through my mind. What if I get hurt? What if I can’t do it and everyone laughs at me?
When my name was finally called, I couldn’t breathe. There was no turning back and all I could say was “let’s just get this over with.” Once I made it across the coals, I couldn’t believe what I had just accomplished. Five minutes ago,
I had been so scared that I could barely stand. Now, all I could think was “Let’s do it again!” Before the coal walk, I realized that I had been asking myself all the wrong “what if” questions. The more appropriate question would have been “What if I never do this?” I know that answer would sound a little like this: “I would regret it for the rest of my life.”
The next time you find yourself crippled by fear over something like a job opportunity or running a marathon, remember that the end result will never turn out as traumatic as you think it will. Once you accomplish those goals that seemed so terrifying in the first place, it gets easier and easier.
If you practice stepping out of your comfort zone, fear eventually will lose its negative potency. After a while, you will find yourself wanting more of that excitement and adrenaline. Then, you begin to chase after it. Trust me, it can get addicting.
Remember Your Why
Last but not least, remember WHY you wanted that end goal in the first place. In my case, I wanted to get across those hot coals to prove to myself that I had it in me. That I could do anything I set my mind to.
Instead of thinking short term, look towards the end of the road and visualize your goal, just waiting for you to grasp it. Sure there are obstacles in the way, but if something is THAT important to you, you’ll do anything you can to make it happen.
How would it feel to take that journey to transformation and thrive the way you desire to Live Fit to Feel Free?
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