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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.

Like magic.

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?

Share with me!


This is Part 2 in a series called FEAR. Here’s Part 1 if you missed it.