Episode 104

Managing Fear to Make Room for Goodness

 

Episode 104

Managing Fear to Make Room for Goodness

Part of your brain’s job is to keep you safe. One way your brain attempts to keep you safe is by alerting you to threats and dangers through a strong emotion — fear.

It’s important to remember that fear and danger are two different things. 

Just because we feel fear doesn’t mean there is an inherent threat or we’re in imminent danger. Many times — a threat is perceived but not at all real.

And sometimes, what feels like fear is really just the discomfort we feel from pushing against our comfort zone’s boundaries. Anything new, anything we’re unaccustomed to doing, will feel uncomfortable and scary at first.

Don’t get me wrong. Fear isn’t the bad guy here. 

Fear serves an essential purpose of alerting us to dangers and threats. It also alerts us to where there’s a difference taking place. Doing something different — even if it feels amazing and is a step in the direction of a big goal — can send signals of danger to the body. “Be careful! This is different and unfamiliar!”

Bottom line: We need to manage fear. 

When you feel fear…

  • Backtrack, if necessary, to identify the source of the fear.
  • Determine whether the fear is real or just a perception. 
  • Remind yourself that your growth is inevitable and that you can choose how you grow and comfortably manage the growth process.
  • Commit to the growth you’re seeking.
  • Do as much as you can to move forward — and then do just a little bit more.
  • Focus on the long-term benefits of what you want.

 

This episode is about carrying on in the face of fear. We cover perceived fears and significant emotional events. You’ll also hear me share a story about my dog, Gunner, and how a scary experience I had with him bled over into other areas of my life. Of course, you’ll also learn how I processed and moved past it. 

Yes, I still have fears. It’s part of being human. The important thing is that we don’t make decisions from a place of fear. It takes awareness and processing. You can do it, and I’ll show you how!

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