Fear will not overcome me

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

 

I have quite a few fears that I am trying to conquer. This thing that I call fear is holding me hostage deep inside of my mind and my soul. I am longing to be freed from the chains that bind me at the ankles which only allow me to walk so far. Far enough to where I can see the white light of success but not far enough to where I can touch it.

How do I break free? When I do break free? How do I stay free?

 

Fear: a feeling that is induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events.

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So how do you overcome it?

  1. Identify the fear and accept it for what it is. How does it make you feel?
  2. Realize that it is ok to have the fear.
  3. Acknowledge it.
  4. Don’t judge it or yourself.
  5. Understand what triggers it.
  6. Practice engaging in the fear. Don’t run from it.
  7. Learn a relaxation technique. Try meditation or writing it down in a journal.
  8. See fear as an opportunity. For example: If you have a fear of an upcoming project, plan ahead and get prepared. Both mentally and physically.

I have a fear of letting go and stepping out on faith when it comes to writing. I have written and published one book. The second book draft is completed. However, I am afraid to sit down and do the work to get it out there. Some say to me that I am fearful of success. And you know what, I will agree with this statement. Could it be that I am afraid of the hard that it will take to put into it? Or maybe I am impatient and want it now without doing the work? Maybe I am afraid to show myself that I can really do this and succeed at it.

I am now at a place in my life where fear will no longer have me chained at the ankles. How will I know how to conquer this if I am not willing to accept it and acknowledge it for what it is…..Fear.