Have you ever been scared of something? I certainly have and it wasn’t easy to overcome. We all have certain fears that we can’t seem to get over. Fear is classified as an unpleasant feeling that’s caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, and will cause pain or terror. Fear is common in every human being, and varies in certain situations. Fear can be triggered before taking an exam, being alone in the dark, and more. For me, I get nervous and scared when writing exams. Failing is one of my biggest fears because it feels like not only am I bringing myself down, but everyone else around me. But deep down, I know that as long as I tried my best, I did my part. I know that overcoming fear isn’t easy. We all know that. But there are certain things you can do to try to overcome it.
One of the most important things to do in order to overcome fear is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. You have to understand that nobody else will believe in you and your abilities if you don’t believe in yourself. Believing in yourself can push you to do certain things you’re afraid of doing, including reaching your dreams.
The second thing you must do is realize and understand why you’re afraid. Knowing/brainstorming why you’re scared can help you get over it. Sometimes fear can be as silly as walking up to a cashier and asking for napkins. Sometimes writing these down can make you realize that it really isn’t something to be scared of.
Lastly, you have to take your time and be patient with yourself. Some people give up trying to overcome a certain fear they are dealing with. However, giving up should NEVER be an option. You have to work in order to overcome the fear and obstacles in your way to achieve something. Giving up shows that you don’t believe in yourself as again, you’re letting fear take over your life.
Fear shouldn’t stop you from doing things in life, especially if it’s something beneficial to you. These include your future dreams. Everyone has their own understanding of fear and their own ways to get over it and handle it. Everyone’s minds work differently, but these are what personally helps me. Know that although everyone handles fear differently, we all experience it at some points in our lives. The best thing to do is to meditate and think optimistically, as well as believing in yourself.