feel the fear and do it anyway
tuesday 2nd July 2019
by kiara harper
Feel the fear and do it anyway is a true classic and has been on my reading list for years. I finally got around to it a few months ago and honestly wasn’t disappointed. Although there were a number of points I have heard on numerous occasions before, it was the perfect remind and offered great reassurance with some relatable analogies
One to remind ourselves of on a daily basis, “at the bottom of every one of your fears is simply the fear that you can’t handle whatever life brings you. Keep telling yourself “I can handle this”
Over 90% of what we worry about never happens
It is all too easy to remain in our comfort zone. A place where we feel at ease and in control with low levels of stress and anxiety
Do you know what is in/out of your comfort zone? draw a circle, your comfort zone, on a piece of paper and inside write down everything in your life right now; health, hobbies, career and relationships. Now outside of your circle write down everything you desire to have in your life
IN order to attain These and continue to learn and grow, you will need to step outside of your comfort zone. you will need to take risks and face your fears, highlighted daily by your chatterbox. Keep telling yourself, “I can handle this”
your Chatterbox is the voice inside every one of us that tries to drive us crazy and often succeeds. It reminds us of everything we have ever done wrong, makes negative assumptions and often tells us that we are not good enough
Example: "If I call he will think I am too pushy. If I don't call he will think I am not interested. If I call and he doesn't answer, I will wonder where he is and I will know he is out with another woman but if I don't call, I will wonder anyway."
It is very powerful. you need to find a way to manage your chatterbox. start by listening to what your chatterbox has to say. write it down and review it. is it what your truly believe?
replace the negativity of your chatterbox with positivity. Repeat statements of positivity daily….this is where meditation can really help. remember, “you can handle this”
Whilst positive thinking can have a great impact, it is important that you Do not use positive thinking as an excuse for denial….it can make us feel so good it is tempting to not let in any pain and suffering
one more reminder, “you can handle this”
Interested but reading isn’t really your thing, don’t worry, feel the fear and do it anyway is also available in audio format which is read by the author Susan Jeffers