As the stoic Seneca said: “We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” Fear stops people from capitalizing on opportunity, it makes people sick, and it keeps you silent when you want to speak.
The truth is people set the bar low for themselves because they are afraid of failure. They want an excuse for when things don’t work out quite as planned. The trick though, is learning how to overcome fear, and you do that by taking action.
To overcome fear, you must face it and take action. As simple as it may sound, it can be immensely difficult at times. However, this perception of difficulty can largely be traced back to mismanaged (memories/thoughts) believe it or not. When we are faced with fear and do not take action, it’s mainly because we lack the confidence in ourselves to take the action or take a chance for a desired result. This lack of confidence is subconsciously supported by past (memories/thoughts) we hold onto that demonstrate a lack of ability.
When you are afraid and frozen, the subconscious is recalling (memories/thoughts) of when you felt like you failed or weren’t good enough. Tricky thing is…it’s hard to realize that DURING the emotion of fear. However, something must support your belief causing you to not take action. This support can only come from experiences you’ve had, instances you can relate to, and (memories/thoughts) you can recall whether conscious or not.
The Beauty is that mismanaged (memory/thoughts) can be managed with the following two steps:
Deposit only positive thoughts into your mind.
Withdrawal only positive thoughts from your mind.
Force yourself to recall memories in which you succeeded and proved to yourself being adequate or even better extraordinary. This is the foundation that your subconscious will use to build upon. You will then build confidence and be able to take the action necessary to overcome fear and experience what you desire.