Fear can be unlearned; and here is how.
The fact is that everyone is afraid – and usually of many things. This is normal and natural. Often, fear is necessary to preserve life, prevent injury, and guide against financial mistakes.
There is a thin line between brave person and coward.
The brave person disciplines himself to confront, deal with and act in spite of the fear. The coward allows himself to be dominated and controlled by the fear.
The most common reaction in a fear situation is the attitude of, “I can’t!”. This is the fear of failure and loss that stops us from taking action.
Fear is a terrible emotion that undermines our happiness and can hold us back throughout our lives.
Fortunately, all fears are learned. No one is born with fears.
Fear can therefore be unlearned by practising self-confidence repeatedly.
You can actually change your behavior by affirming, visualising and acting as if you have the quality you desire.
By affirming, you need to keep repeating the words, “I can do it!” emphatically. In modern terms, we say, “Fake it until you make it.”
By using the “act as if” method, you are visualising yourself performing with confidence.
You need to constantly feed your mind with positive mental pictures of yourself.
Your ability to confront, deal with, and act in spite of your fears is the key to happiness and success.
When you identify your fear, discipline yourself to move towards it. The fear will grow smaller and your confidence will overshadow it.