Fear, uncertainty, doubt, anxiety - it's all real and we deal with daily. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states there are over 40 million adults in the USA alone (over 18% of the population) that has an actual anxiety disorder. Fear is crippling us. So how do we deal with this and live a life that's thriving? Is it possible? What follows are four easy steps to overcome the feelings and thoughts that starve us of a fulfilling life.
Many of us simply want to avoid fear and feelings of anxiety. We're programmed and wired this way. Our brain has a direct response to situations where we filter the situation through our amygdala and decide: fight, flight, appease or freeze. That's our natural instinct.
We all have fears. They have been around since the beginning of time. Although fears may not go away completely, there are ways to crush it. Make overcoming fears a key focus and you will realize more success and fulfillment in life.
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
Fear, uncertainty, doubt, anxiety - we are familiar with these. If we're honest with ourselves, they are in the back of our minds - or maybe at the forefront - daily.
I'm no brain scientist, but I hear that all information and data we encounter - including fear - get filtered first through our amygdala. This is the first filter of anything that comes into our thinking.
Our first reaction is either fight, flight, freeze or appease. It's our body's response and built-in system designed...