How to Make FEAR Quieter
Does fear ever get really LOUD in your life?
You’re trying to make a new decision or a new choice in life and this voice is screaming at you with all the worst case scenarios?
“what if I fail? ” “what if people don’t agree with me?” “what if it’s a bad fit?”
The “voice of reason” to NOT make a change is just FEAR throwing a tantrum.
Fear might have some valid points, but it’s not the whole truth.
Here’s how you can quiet the fear and get comfortable with change:
The fastest way to quiet down Fear is to take an action.
Look at your options and decide what needs to happen.
- Make phone calls.
- Do research.
- Make a Pros & Cons list.
Then make a choice. The faster you make a choice, the more you confuse Fear – he’s like “wait – I didn’t have time to scare you or stop you.” and it passes.
Pro Tip: Make a decision quickly. If it doesn’t work for you. Then make a another decision.
I’ll admit – this sounds scary.
There’s Fear again. LOL
Your decision making skill is just like a muscle – the more you use it and stress it, the better it gets.
You can practice with small things like choosing your meal at a restaurant.
I usually take longer to choose my meal than everyone else at the table. Most of the time, I have an idea at the beginning but then try to venture out and then don’t. It’s annoying at times.
Lately, I’ve been practicing choosing something quickly – like 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – pick it!
I’m doing this to strengthen my decision making skills so that fear will quiet down and get out of the habit of bothering me.
When is a time that you made a quick decision and something amazing happened?
This is Part 2 in a series called FEAR. Here’s Part 1 if you missed it.