How to overcome fear

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Business owners have to take big risks in order to succeed, but even well-known leaders are often terrified to leap. We live in an age of fear. Terrorist attacks, identity theft and threats of nuclear war rule the headlines. Our deepest fear is caused by the thoughts we think.

In one famous example, fear of failure almost kept Kevin Rose from starting Digg, the enormously successful social news site that made him a multi-millionaire. Over time, he learned to trust his gut by taking the initiative to learn sides of the business that were unfamiliar or scary at first.

Being able to overcome your fears, so you can have improved confidence, courage and character, is one of the best experiences in the world. You don’t have to be a natural risk-taker in order to succeed, and learning how fear works can empower you to overcome it  and here’s how.

Take a break and do something physical. It will distract you from your fears and will in turn help you to refocus on your goals and whatever challenges you are facing. When i am anxious it helps me run in the park for thirty minutes, work with weights, take a yoga class, ride a bike, or swim. It clears my head, calms me down, and makes me feel strong, healthy, and ready to deal with anything that comes my way.

Take control of your life and start breaking down your fears.

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2 thoughts on “How to overcome fear

    Ellaine Wilson said:
    April 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Fear, which is only a short four letter word, can greatly affect several areas of a person’s life. Most of us have this fear of failure. We fail because we make decisions. But failure is not always the end. Take the lessons from it and continue to grow and improve. There are many advices and tips on how to overcome fear that can be found on the internet. Take action regardless of fear. Just think of all the great opportunities that you might have passed because of your fear.

    elevatepr responded:
    April 28, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Good point Elaine. Thank you.

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