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46- The Only Thing to Fear is Getting Stuck

by Jill


  1. Try to analyze what it is you’re afraid of. Should it be giving you this much fear? Talk to a friend, and see if they can help you gain perspective. Try to do some anxiety-relieving activities like deep breathing. Try to move away from the thoughts that are causing you to have problems.
  2. To try to re-label your fear as excitement, anticipation. I’m not afraid. I’m just really excited about this. So then just start doing some tiny bit of activity that will help you feel better about what you’re doing.
  3. Identify exactly what it is you’re afraid of. What do you think the best-case scenario is if everything goes right? What is the worst-case scenario? Imagine what you think will go wrong and how you can overcome it by planning ahead.. Then, think of some strategies that will help you achieve your goal instead of falling into whatever pit you’re feeling will happen and cause you this amount of pain.
  4. Prepare yourself. Create a plan of all the things that you need to do to achieve your goals. Then, look at what you can do to prepare yourself. Is that building a resume? Is that buying a plane ticket? Is that getting a microphone so you can start your own podcast? Start to prepare for the plan that you created to overcome your fear. Get all the right tools in place and all the necessary pieces in place. Figure out what you already have and what you have to get to make your plan come true. Take the first step and just make everything so small, you couldn’t possibly be afraid of it.
  5. Realize that you’re just going to have to learn and continue to do better. If things don’t go the way you hoped, they will figure out what went right? What went wrong? How can you do better than next time? The best way you can overcome fear is by taking these little steps, seeing that it wasn’t catastrophic. Learn through the process, and then retake the next step better. Once you’ve had some success. You got over your fear. Celebrate and give yourself a treat that will really certify that you achieved your goal. You overcame your fear. Think about how you accomplished it. Next time you have a fear, you have a new plan.
  6. Just remember, everybody’s afraid. But a lot of people are doing what you’re doing too. So try to analyze it and realize fear is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it makes us try harder. So do a little bit better and take that fear and turn it towards your advantage.


  • Make a list of what you fear most, and doing that would have the most significant impact on your life. Next, write down what it is you’re actually afraid of. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Then write down the best thing that could happen if you took this on. Try to analyze if it’s worth overcoming your fear and then decide what your assets are. What would you need to do to get your goal, and what do you have already?

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