The Fear Factor
What does fear look like for you? Not many of us like to admit we have any fear. Fear comes in many shapes and sizes.
• Fear of public speaking
• Fear of heights
• Fear of failure
• Fear of not being good enough
• Fear of losing your job
• Fear of the dentist
• Fear of financial ruin
• Fear of being alone
• Fear of being wrong
Fear can be cleverly disguised. We have developed and use words that are much more acceptable than admitting our fears. Do you have any doubt, worry or stress in your life? Ask yourself what is the fear? Without fear there is no doubt, there is nothing to worry and stress about.
Does any of this sound like you?
• Have insomnia and are unable to sleep?
• Wake up at 3:00 a.m. in a cold sweat?
• Feel tired, lethargic, hopeless and ready to give up, what’s the use?
• Feel driven, full of adrenalin and things are spinning close to being out of control?
• Feel immobilized and unable to move forward like the deer in the headlights?
• Feel confused and hesitant to make decisions?
These all can be signs of fear. Understand that fear is not real. It is an illusion we have created and can appear so real it can be terrifying. Have you ever watched a scary movie and screamed or jumped because you were so frightened. Your fear is just like a movie you keep watching.
Sounds simple I know but start changing the script. When I start with a new client who is bent out of shape with worry and stress, I get them to schedule a time everyday and call it their worry hour. It frees up the other twenty-three hours in the day to be worry free.
There is always a solution. Our fearful thinking will tell us it has to be all or nothing and likes to present the worst case scenario. The only way past fear is to go through it. It is usually not nearly as difficult as we think. If you are stuck work with a coach and get moving. Chances are it is your thinking that got you to the place you are at. It is action that will move you through it.
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Coach Jane Schnurr coaches business leaders and individuals to pursue their dreams and live an awesome life.
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