Have you ever felt that you could do so much more with your life and your talents if you could just overcome fear? What is it that you are truly afraid of and how is it keeping you from getting what you really want? What if you could overcome it this year? What kind of momentum could you create in your life? If you are interested in mastering fear for good and getting what you are truly after in your life, you are about to learn the key which can lead you where you want to go.
The first step is to define what you are afraid of. Too often, we try to master fear by not confronting it and trying to deny it or cover it up. The very principle of fear is that it keeps you from meeting something head on. If you refuse to meet fear head on and continue to try and bypass it, it is going to continue to grow independent of your interference. Sit down and clearly write out what it is that you are afraid of.
Once this is done, you have confronted the reality of where you are. This is the first step to getting out of where you are. Sit down and come up with a plan as to what you would do if your greatest fear were to suddenly come to life. How would you rebuild your life and your self esteem? The more creative you can be with this and the more fun you have the less threatening the fear will be.
Now, it is time to build courage. The true secret to courage is value. If you have a compelling sense of value in an outcome you will stop at nothing to achieve it. No fear is great enough to stop a person from doing something which they value more than the fear or even their own life. Stop trying to get rid of fear and instead work on building a stronger sense of value in what you want.
As you do these things, you will slowly find that the mastery of fear is all about understanding the value of what you really want and being willing to risk that which you fear in order to get it. Once you have the plan laid out for how you would recover, fear becomes more of a tool which you use to further understand what your course of action will be for the future.