In my Monday blog series, I am sharing why we should all embrace our Mondays. In this post, the focus is ditching fear to help propel a better you.
Last week, I saw a constant theme as it related to conversations with my friends and colleagues. In almost all of these discussions, one thing remained constant: the theme of being scared to do something that seems daunting or difficult.
It got me to thinking about fear and how it can get a hold of us. Without realizing it, fear can debilitate us and keep us stuck and stagnant. I have experienced this firsthand myself, as I have played it safe in a few areas of my life because of being scared.
Fear allows us to settle, make excuses, and lean on procrastination as way to deal with the things we would rather not do. However, getting rid of the fear can take us to another level, and prompt us to be better and do better.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of not facing the things that keep me from truly being the best me I can be. Which is why I thought that I would write out a “proclamation” of some sort to help us tackle what scares us so we can work on getting rid of the fear.
This is a tool which I will be leaning on heavily to conquer my fears. Having someone in your circle who can help you to reach your goals. Getting an accountability partner (or three) can help keep you on your toes and assist you to getting to that finish line.
Ask someone you trust to remind you and stay on you as it relates to getting rid of the fear.
Put It On Your Schedule
Conquering your fears means being active and working on it every day. Putting your goals on your schedule (yes, even the ones that scare you) programs you to get it done. Make it a regular activity, which creates a habit, which will put you one step closer to overcoming your obstacles.
Start with once or twice a week on your schedule, then work yourself up to at least 5 days of facing your fears. Doing the work is the only way you are going to reach your end game.
Try to Control Your Thoughts
Oh, I know this one may seem contrived, but it works. Controlling our thoughts is a huge part in helping us conquer or fears. You are what you think. If you allow yourself to spend too much time on those thoughts that help you hold onto your fear, then you won’t win.
Try to retool your mindset by focusing on the end game. The goal. The win. Strategically teach yourself to think thoughts that assist in getting rid of the fear while holding the ones that impeded you hostage away from your mindset.
My co-author and I talk about this on our book, Personal, Professional, and Positive: The 30-Day Challenge. You can purchase it HERE.
In everything you do, seek motivation. Look to people, places, and things that encourage and inspire you to do your best. This will help you tackle your fear.
Daily mantras, manifestos, and affirmations are awesome at motivating you visually. I’ve even got a set here that can help you begin your week on the right note.
This week, let’s work on getting rid of the fear. If we are to get to the next level in what it is we want to do, fear can’t come with.
What are you fearful of?