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5 Ways To Embrace Your Struggles And Conquer Your Fears

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Fear is a reality of human life whether we like it or not.  There are many factors that can invoke fear within us, such as: our immediate environment, business dealings, relationships and many other aggravating life occurrences.

If you allow it to, fear can paralyze your everyday forward movement by influencing your thinking and responses to everyday life occurrences. On the flip side, do you know that you can turn your fears into a source of inspiration to do more and be more in life?

Here are 5 steps to embrace your struggles and conquer your fears to lead a happier more fulfilling life:

1. Acknowledge your fears

The first step to handling and conquering your fears is acknowledging what truly makes you anxious and fearful. Doing so will help you separate the unfounded fears from those that actually warrant your concerns.  Remember, fear itself, has also been known as, false evidence against reality.

When you analyze your fears, it will help you understand whatever agitates you doesn’t actually have to happen. More so, you’ll be able to develop some fail safes to cushion yourself for the worst case scenarios. For instance, if your biggest fear is losing your job, you can go ahead and position yourself both psychologically and financially for the instance it does happen.  Remember, always adopt the mentality of looking at the glass half full, one door always closes for another bigger and better door to open.

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford

2. Embrace your mistakes

We are all prone to err at some point in life. But it’s only when we embrace our wrongdoings that we can actually rectify the misdeeds and move on in life. According to Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychologist, individuals who readily embrace their mistakes are more likely to be successful in comparison to those who live in denial. In fact, accepting one’s misdeeds is an integral step to developing a growth mindset.

In a nutshell, having an open mind when it comes to owning up to your mistakes helps explore new options in life without the fear of failing. That way, failure comes along not as a catastrophe, but a vital data point that can help you far into the future.

 

3. Erase negative imprints in your life

Some traumatic occurrences in life can no doubt leave you shaken and fearful. If you have ever been in an accident, for instance, driving a car may stroke fear within you. Or perhaps you have a failed business venture and just the thought of getting started again evoked a fight or flight response.  

After all, it’s natural for human beings to avoid circumstances that have previously put them in harm’s way. It’s important to understand that some things in life are unavoidable and that you need to overcome the fear if you want to lead a quality life that’s not dogged by your past issues. You can best achieve this by erasing all negative occurrences registered in your mind and consequently focusing on what propels you forward. If you take the loss of the business that happened a year ago as a learning experience , for instance, you’ll be able to fail forward fast, pick yourself up by the bootstraps and carry on to your next venture.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

4. Learn to say no

Many of our worries originate from having to deal with non-complex situations that we could say no to right from the start. Often time’s people feel compelled to respond immediately to Facebook messages, emails and meetings that are not of high priority and essentially add to missed deadlines, poorly done work and of course the fear of losing business.

It’s most people’s goal to not be seen as rude and uncooperative, but it’s only fair to respond with a no when the circumstances demand. As Seth Godin once said, you make your partners temporarily happy by a cheap yes or you can simply change your world by saying no quite often.

 

5.  Ask For Help

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, at one point or another in life we all need help with something. The most successful people in the world today know that if they are the smartest person in their sphere of influence, then they need to level up their associations. Asking for help shows you are a reasonable, coachable HUMAN being. Asking for help allows for you to avoid the same mistakes others have had and essentially can reduce your fear of failure.

Bottom Line, embracing you fears is a magic wand to prosperity and goal achievement. As you start to recognize what makes you anxious and fearful, you’ll develop the skills to conquer it.  As you continue to grow, you’ll learn how to embrace your struggles, develop a failsafe strategy and conquer all your fears.

How will you conquer your fears? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

Chris Diaz is a sales coach, serial entrepreneur, speaker and writer. He is on a mission to help entrepreneurs realize that they have the power to earn a full time living doing something they love by mastering the million dollar skill of sales! After becoming an orphan in his early twenties, Chris sought out success in life and set out on his entrepreneurial journey in sales and real estate. It is his goal to share his successes and failures to help inspire other young entrepreneurs to be gritty and to keep on, pushing on. Also, don’t tell anyone, but Chris is secretly an entrepreneurship nerd and loves to talk about it.  To visit Chris stop by and visit at : www.entresuccessproject.com or follow him on Facebook.

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6 Comments

  1. Thea

    Mar 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

    I have a lot of struggles since my teen years. I even had to take anti-depressants at one point. Tips like these are very helpful for people like me surrounded with negativity. Thanks for this and keep it up 🙂

    • Chris Diaz

      Mar 24, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Thea.. Thanks for the nice words. Never give up and always know you have great things to offer this world! Never let the negativity win. Much Success and never give up! Keep on Pushing On!

  2. Chris Diaz

    Mar 11, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Jenny… FEAR is the enemy of success. Once you ditch it, you’re on your way! Thanks for commenting and reading the article.

    Keep On Pushing On!

    CD:)

  3. Chris

    Mar 10, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    For me writing my fears down is a great way to over come them.

    If I ever fear going to a meeting where I know I’m going to get roasted I love to sit there in silence before it begins and start laughing about the situation, this helps me a lot.

    I also think asking for help is a huge one, too many people are too proud to ask for help and it’s usually the ones who aren’t developing in life.

    Nice article keep up the good work

    • Chris Diaz

      Mar 11, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Chris.. I think you really hit the nail on the head. As we all continute to develop, we will fail. It’s those who are not afraid to continually face their fears that break through, grow and reach their goals… Thanks for commenting.

      Keep on Pushing On!
      CD:)

  4. jenny pink

    Mar 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Great one! Lose fear for success.

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