How to Overcome Fear One Step at a Time
Fear is Something We All Have in Common
The topic of today’s blog is fear and how to overcome it. Did you know, just in Canada and the United States people “google” the word “fear” 110,000 times a month! In Google Ads, listed under the word fear, there is also a long list of phobias that people search. Our favourite, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, is the fear of long words!
Fear Is Within All of Us
We’re not making light of fear and phobias, both can impact our lives daily. Most people are afraid of something. When fear stops people from doing things, fear becomes a phobia. According to this HelpGuide article, A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger. The best way to to describe FEAR is False ~ Evidence ~ Appearing ~ Real. Describing fear in this way is logical. Fear feels real, even if fear isn’t logical.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
When We Started Our Online Journey We Were Afraid
When we first started our online journey, we were afraid of what people might think. At first, we were afraid of technology. We were afraid we were too old to learn new skills. Those fears all felt real. So real, we didn’t tell anyone we were starting our online journey for at least a couple months. We were afraid people would think we were crazy. Looking back, we believe we feared failure. After all, fear of technology, being too old, caring what people think, all leads back to the fear of failure.
We Were Afraid of Something More Than Fear
Even greater than that, we feared the alternative if we didn't change. Something brought us to this place. We knew the impact on our health, our mental well-being, our financial stability was far greater than the impact of facing our fear.
We Chose to Do the Things We Thought We Couldn't Do
When we faced our fear and did the things we thought we couldn't do, we surprised ourselves! You can too! We're not saying this journey is always easy. Sometimes it's hard. This journey takes commitment and courage to learn new skills. So how do you overcome your fear? As Nike says, just do it!
Overcome Your Fear By Doing
With the right "can-do" mindset, success on your online journey is possible. When you 're feeling challenged and overwhelmed, keep going. It's about learning one new skill, gaining one new bit of knowledge every day.
When You're Feeling Like You're About to Give Up
Remember what brought you here. What will your life be like if you don't change? If you're like most people we have met within the Six Figure Mentor community, the cost of doing nothing is far greater than the cost of change. If you're already started your online journey, keep going. You will be surprised by the things you can do! Success is right around the corner.
Please reach out to us anytime, we always enjoy hearing from you.
Adrienne and Bob
Adrienne & Bob
We are digital entrepreneurs who took a courageous leap to start our online business. We have owned an Executive Recruitment company for over twenty years. The industry is being rapidly disrupted by technology. Our business isn’t scaleable and we constantly trade time for money. Our digital business allows us flexibility to work when and where we want and do the things we enjoy. We are passionate about helping others achieve the same.