As humans, we have experienced fear at some point. Human survival often depends on fear, without it we wouldn’t last long in the natural world. Fear serves an important purpose but in this modern world, 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.
Examples of common fears are fear of flying, fear of commitment and fear of the unknown. The emotion of fear is sometimes brought on by a feeling of impending danger, evil or pain of some sort. But allowing fear to get out of control can override all other feelings, logic or priorities. Fear exists in our minds and is therefore something we can control.
Sometimes being afraid can be a good thing because it keeps us from doing foolish or dangerous things. Normal people don’t jump off cliffs or walk out in front of an oncoming train because they are afraid. But sometimes fear can also get in the way of attaining our goals or succeed at a difficult task. It is at times like these that fear must be overcome.
But fear is not always easy to overcome. 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.
Being ready to accept change is a good way to avoid fear. Some People feel uncomfortable with change, and so they fear it and think that it will somehow disrupt their lives. Overcoming the fear means coming out of one’s comfort zone which many people find difficult to do. 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.