Part of the Motivation For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)
Fear is a strong emotion and can be motivating for some people while being paralysing for others. Here are a few tips for overcoming fear:
Practise facing fear. Taking action helps you find ways of overcoming the fear.
Just do it. Do what you’ve been putting off.
Take the first step. You’re well on your way to overcoming your fear.
Build up your courage to tackle the fear. Confronting your fear gets you moving forward again.
Think of the worst-case scenario. Tell yourself you’re going to be able to deal with your fear.
Explore other options. Look around the situation for other possible alternatives.
Take small steps. Small steps are easier and increase your confidence that you can move forward.
Ask friends for help. They can often solve issues and help you see alternatives.