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Fear. We are all familiar with the emotion, and yes, it is often something that can hold you back. Often it rears up like a ball and chain, refusing to let you make progress in your life because you worry about how you’ll handle certain situations.
To silence fear and empower you on a new level, you can implement a physical and mental fitness program. Becoming fit, fast, and fearless will help you improve your body’s strength as well as fortify your mind against self doubt.
Don’t mistake strong people as those who never feel fear. Absolutely, they do. There’s just a difference in how they handle and react to it. Instead of running from their fears, they turn their fear into a powerful weapon against obstacles that stand in their way.
What happens when you feel fearful? You have a physical reaction. Can you pinpoint what those sensations are and how they manifest in your body? Do you get a nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach, a weakening of your arms and legs, and maybe even a bit of lightheadedness?
You can honor the reaction your body is giving you – it’s actually being kind trying to warn you that something you dislike is taking place. But then you have to thank it for showing up and advise your fears to sit back and watch you take control.
What are you scared of in life? Is it all of the unknown circumstances – the “what ifs?” that haunt your world? If this is a fear, then you can work on mindset exercises that help you quiet uncertainty and allow life to take its course because you know you can handle whatever may happen.
Is it something physical that frightens you? Maybe you had a run-in with a mean dog, or you got out of an abusive relationship. You can empower yourself with self defense training like martial arts and strength building exercises that boost your confidence in being able to handle these situations.
Sometimes people aren’t really sure of what they’re afraid of – they just know they experience on-going anxiety (sometimes over things like crossing a bridge or being in a place around too many people).
If this describes you, then you can tap into some training that will give you back control over your life – so that you refuse to allow a situation to dictate to you how you will feel or react any longer.