Of all the sentiments, mindsets, emotions that can encumber us are fear. It can also be the emotion that is most destructive to our happiness and life. I often hear individuals categorize fear as either their biggest driver or obstacle.  The power that people allow fear to have over them is overwhelming, but the true tragedy is in the fact that fear is an emotion that we can have the most control over. 

In general, fear is an irrational belief that something scary or dangerous is going to happen. The real damage done is allowing this feeling to paralyze you and control your decisions. It is okay to have fear, we all do, but we must not allow that fear to create our reality.  

One of the exercises I find that helps me, is to tackle the situation head on.  None of us like to, but facing fear allows us to take action which in turn allows us to realize we didn’t die.  It helps bolster our confidence and keeps us from paralyzation: of our mind, actions and even relationships. 

Another exercise I have learned is the ability to not allow others fear to affect me.  That is called guarding the mind. Many times it is our closest relationships that we need to monitor.  Ask yourself, are you really concerned, or is it the fear of others that is causing your concern. Fear keeps us focused on the past  and worried about the future. No matter the situation you’re in right now remember; nothing lasts forever, they can’t eat you and you can push through fears to find real purpose and reason. I challenge you now, to face those daily fears that have continued to hold you back from your real potential and live your best life. 

Jeremy Fouts Faith Over Fear