Anxious ManDo you feel like your fears are holding you back in life? You’re not alone. Whether it’s anxiety about asking someone out, making a presentation at work, or fear of failing in your own business, fear often holds us back from taking the spotlight we deserve. Here are a few ways to confront your fear and live life to the fullest.

  1. Acknowledge Your Fear

You know what they say…the first step to dealing with a problem is admitting that there’s a problem. Embrace the fact that you have a fear (or fears). Start noticing how they make you feel, and the way your body physically reacts when the idea comes up—do you get tense, sweaty, or cold?

  1. Challenge the Fear

You may not be ready to step into the ring with your own seven-headed dragons, but start examining your worries and determining their validity. Are your thoughts fact, or fantasy? What is most likely to happen, given your situation? What’s the best and worst case scenario? You’ll start to see that many of them are nothing more than a scary voice behind a curtain (remember the Wizard of Oz?).

  1. Turn the Negative to Positive

Take your fears and think about what the opposite positive outcome would be. For example, if you have a fear of failing in your own business, the opposite of that would be seeing a thriving business and you looking at your healthy bank balance. Picture that positive reality, meditate on it, and keep it in your mind’s eye.

  1. Turn Off Negative Influences

There are many sources of negativity out there that play on or increase our fears, including most of the things you find in TV and movies. The news can be an especially egregious culprit, since they rarely feel compelled to report anything other than negative stories. Ads can also make you feel incomplete and lacking, which might be part of, or even one of your fears.  And don’t forget other people, we all know someone who, no matter what you say or do, always have negative comments to make which in turn make you feel inadequate.  Try to surround yourself with positive people and ignore the negative ones.

  1. Make a Promise to Yourself

This one may sound silly, but just tell yourself that you won’t be afraid. Do things that strengthen your resolve to live a life without fear, such as mantras, affirmations, prayer, and surrounding yourself with positive influences.

  1. Confront the Beast

That’s right. Confront your fear. Afraid of death? Visit a cemetery. Afraid of heights? Skydive. Afraid of financial ruin? Drive around and throw dollar bills out of your sun roof (please drive through my neighborhood if you’re planning on taking my advice with that one). Of course, you may want to run this approach by loved ones and trusted advisors who will let you know if you’re doing anything foolhardy.

    1. How I Did It

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