What are You Really Afraid of?
You do not need to hide behind your fears.
We all arrive in this world equipped with basic survival instincts. Newborn babies show fear of loud noises and of falling. Every other fear you now harbor has been acquired.
Make a list of everything that scares you, no matter how irrational or unlikely.
Acknowledge that you were not born afraid of spiders, monsters under your bed, rejection, aliens, bankruptcy, flying, speaking in public, loneliness or anything else on your list.
You picked up all these fears as you journeyed through life. And as you picked them up and made them your own, you built defense mechanisms against them. So now you interact with the world from behind those defenses.
Think about how your defense mechanisms have impacted on your experience of life.
Where have you held yourself back because of an acquired fear?
Realize that it is okay to be apprehensive about change and the unknown and reaching beyond your comfort zone but it's not okay to allow that apprehension to cripple you.
Identify and write down how you have been using your defenses as excuses for not challenging yourself to fully experience the life you were born to enjoy.
Fear is an anchor that keeps us bound to the apprehension of uncertainty.
Imagine your life without fear. Visualize your decision-making coming from a place of truth rather than fear.
Engage with the world without fear today, just to see how it feels.