Practical Tips to Get Over Your Fears

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“F.E.A.R. - False Evidence Appearing Real”

-Unknown

One common definition of fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by

the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat.” The key word in the definition is “belief.” Back in

caveman days, fear was a lot more useful because there were REAL

dangers back then that threatened your life like deadly animals or poisonous plants. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that fear is

nothing more than a “belief” about things that if you look at closely,

aren’t scary at all. Things as simple as rejection,

embarrassment or failure have held millions of people back from taking

action, so I wanted to give a quick three-step tool to help you get

over anything that may be holding you back.

ProTip 1: Know Your Enemy

One of the biggest things about getting over your fear is realizing

that it is a “belief” in YOUR head. For example, are you afraid of

reaching out to people to do your first sales presentation? If so,

there is likely an event that happened to you some time in your life

that made you feel this way. Perhaps you were back in high school and

were made fun of after you got rejected by a cute girl or guy that

you asked on a date. Bringing up memories like this may seem a bit

harsh, but you know what’s scarier than confronting your fears?

Wasting your entire life and having regrets because you were too

scared to act on the things that would’ve made your best life

possible.

Answer this question: One fear that is holding me back from my

greatest potential is the fear of ____________

ProTip 2: Decide What You Actually Want

“Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it is acting in spite of it.”

-Mark Twain

What you focus on expands. Since fear is such a strong emotion, many

times we pay too much attention to the thing that we’re afraid of

instead of focusing on the results we want. If in the

previous example of being afraid of rejection, what are the reasons

why you would want to ask that particular person to connect? If you’re

a business owner, maybe the next person you talk to will be the

greatest employee you’ve ever had. Maybe the next person you reach out

to is one connection away from one of your greatest customers.

Answer this question: What are some results that I want so much that

my desire to achieve it is stronger than this fear? ______________

___________ _____________

ProTip 3: Make it Happen

“Just Do It.”

-Nike

Now go put yourself in the position where you actually can take the

action you desire, all while focusing on the potential results

you’d want! Even if you don’t get your ideal result, the practice of

taking action in itself is invaluable.

I’d absolutely love to hear about any fears you’ve overcome so that

your courage can help inspire others to do the same. Feel free to

reach out!


Steve Meim

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Steve Meim has over twelve years of experience working as a professional in the video game industry and is credited with working on award-winning titles that have been enjoyed by millions of people around the world. His success in creating a career where he’s excited to work every single day has inspired him to use video games as a tool to help others to do the same. Want to find out how video games even saved his life? Find him at his link above.