Dealing with our fears

Mindset / Motivation

Dealing with our fears

Every human being has fears, and it is impossible to be 100% fearless. 

The people who become fearless find courageous ways to face them daily.

According to the Master Coach and Author, Gregg Thompson, we face four kinds of fears and to attain self-mastery, we must find ways to meet them. 

The first is the Fear of Failure. When we are doing our best and working under the pressure of performance, failures can often cause undue stress and judgement of other people can impact our confidence. Dealing with this fear is easy if we consider every failure event as feedback for what we do. 

The second is the Fear of Humiliation. This fear is more prevalent in leaders and those who care about their identity and position. Being humble and keeping a learning mindset can help create positive psychology that can generate respect and honour that counter humiliation. 

The third one is the Fear of Rejection. Everyone desires recognition of their efforts, and if they don’t get credit for actions, the feeling of rejection automatically creeps in. Unless we find ways to cope with this emotion, it can dent our self-esteem. 

Lastly, the Fear of the Unknown stops us from taking risks and making changes in our lives. An easy way is to take every event in your life as a learning event. Knowing that growth and opportunities only exist when we move out of our comfort zone can motivate us to tackle our fears.  

Fears are part and parcel of our life experiences and how we deal with them decides what we get in our lives. 

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