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Conquering The Fear And Its Techniques... Find Out The Various Ways To Overcome Fear!

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Overcome Your Fear

Today?s Generation is overburdened with a lot of pressure and competition amongst their peers which becomes a big reason to worry and a student can go into depression or rather fear everything.

  Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom..  
? Bertrand Russell

Whatever it happens to be, overcoming fear can be challenging, but when conquered, very liberating. Fear is an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger and is usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight. It can be real or imagined.

It is certainly not always a bad thing. When fear serves as a warning signal for impending danger or a life-threatening situation, it is necessary and life-preserving. If we didn't feel it in certain situations we wouldn't react appropriately and we'd put ourselves at great risk.

When Fear Is Useful? Find Out How!

We as humans are hardwired for self-preservation. That familiar adrenaline surge, or ?fight or flight? response, kicks in when we sense a threat to our life or wellbeing. But now we have moved on from the law of the jungle, fear forces us to focus on areas of our lives which our instincts tell us needs our attention, be it a problem in the workplace, a bad relationship or perhaps a hearing problem which needs to be addressed. Fear forces us into extreme concentration and helps us to shed distractions. Scientists have also proven that fear can give us so-called ?superpowers?, for example, the ability to lift heavy objects when under extreme pressure. Penn State kinesiologist Vladimir Zatsiorsky found that in competition scenarios weight lifters can lift an additional 12% because, in critical situations, where there is a potential benefit (a world championship title, for example), your subconscious brain thinks the benefit is worth risking an injury

When Fear Gets Out Of Hand: Dealing With It

Fear can be your friend in the right doses, but too much can pervade your life. The normal process is that danger triggers fear, and after the danger is gone the fear subsides. But when the fear does not subside it turns into something more pernicious: in extreme cases, anxiety. Anxious people tend to overreact to situations and find fear around every corner. Not all of us suffer from anxiety, but fear certainly has the potential to hold us back in life. Sometimes we might have a scary decision to make, such as whether to take action against severe hearing loss and have an operation for hearing implants. The more data-oriented among us might make a list of pros and cons. High on the list of cons might be fears about the surgery and rehab process. If I am ok as I am, have learned to manage my disability and communicate effectively with people, then why take the risk?

If fear is imagined or irrational, it can be paralyzing and hold us back from living life fully and productively. Many imagined fears, such as fear of rejection, looking foolish, or failure is the types of fears we must learn to manage and overcome. If we let them control public speaking our lives, we would never venture forth or strive to become all that we can be. There are, of course, some fears that our having them, or not, doesn't affect our lives. For example, if someone has a fear of public speaking, yet has no need, intention, or desire to speak publicly; trying to conquer the fear is of no consequence. There is really no motivation, or need, to work on conquering it. If, on the other hand, the fear of public speaking will hold one back from progressing in their career, or getting ahead in any way, then it's time to work on getting rid of it.

Strategies For Overcoming Fear:

Acknowledge the fear

Whether it's imagined or real, the first step in overcoming fear is to admit that it exists. We all have fears; it's human nature. Denying or ignoring them doesn't make them go away.

Analyze it

Where does it come from? Is it real or imagined? Can it be put in a different context? For instance, if you think it through to its logical conclusion, what's the worst that can happen to you? Once you've determined what that might be, ask yourself if you can deal with, or overcome it. More often than not, once you go through the process of analyzing it, the fear isn't as scary as you originally imagined.

Face it.

Allow yourself to feel it, and then do it anyway. Act in spite of your fear and treat is as a challenge for personal growth and an opportunity to become stronger.

Be persistent.

Do the thing you fear over and over again. By doing it repeatedly it loses its power over you and you become less vulnerable to it.

Develop courage

Sometimes the answer may not be to conquer a particular fear; it may be to develop courage. If you focus too much on any one fear instead of trying to build courage, you may, in fact, intensify it. By developing courage you build self-confidence and resilience. You also build a healthy approach towards facing all fear.


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