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Banish your fears

Banish your fears.
This is the biggest obstacle for most people – self-doubt and fear of failure.

How can you face it or banish it? Here’s how …

  • First, acknowledge it rather than ignoring or denying it.
  • Second, write it down, to externalize it.
  • Third, feel it, and be OK with having it.
  • Fourth, ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Usually it’s not catastrophic.
  • Fifth, prepare yourself for doing it anyway, and then do it.
  • Take small steps, as tiny as possible, and forget about what might happen — focus on what actually is happening, right now.
  • And celebrate your success, no matter how small.

Adapted From: The short but powerful guide to finding your passion:
http://zenhabits.net/2009/11/the-short-but-powerful-guide-to-finding-your-passion/

One response

  1. Disha S. Kataria

    You’d once said to me: ‘Every fear is overcome by confrontation’, from that day on I actually started facing all my stupid fears and today I can proudly say that there are a very few things that I actually fear.. Thanks..🙂

    January 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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