Fear is something we all have at some point. Fear is an important part of human survival, without it we wouldn’t last long in the natural world. So, while fear serves a purpose, it can also keep us from doing things and experiencing life. Some people have unnatural fears that keep them from functioning normally, these are often called phobias.
Some examples of common fears are fear of flying, fear of commitment and fear of the unknown. Fear is an emotion brought on by a feeling of impending danger, evil or pain of some sort. Letting fear get out of control can override all other feelings, logic or priorities. Fear exists in our minds and is therefore something we can control.
Fear can be a good thing because it keeps us from doing foolish or dangerous things. Fear keeps us from jumping off a cliff or walking out in front of a bus. But sometimes fear needs to be overcome in order to attain goals or succeed at a difficult task.
But how can we overcome fear? One way is to face it. Face what scares you head-on and challenge your trepidation. Chances are that many of your fears are unwarranted and facing them will demonstrate just how little they really mean in the greater scheme of your life.
To defeat your fears, you must be ready to accept change. People fear change and think that it will somehow disrupt their lives. People find it difficult to come out of their comfort zone and face the unknown. But change allows us to grow and experience new things, often for the better.
Erasing negative experiences is necessary to overcoming fears. Memories of negative experiences can keep you from moving on with your life and limit you. Just remember that your past is your past, and whatever happened in your past, which makes you afraid today, must be dealt with and replaced the better experiences of today.