Fear can destroy a life or anything in its path if harboured.
Fear is an unpleasant emotions caused by sense danger or a feeling of threat either by a supernatural being, human being or when we find ourselves in a certain situations we can’t control.
What causes fear
Lack of confidence or low self-esteem
When you see someone lacking confidence or that has a low self-esteem you can easily mistake them for being humble or gentle.
These kind of people have almost lost their sense of humor and fashion. They doubt and condemn whatever they do even when everyone is praising and applauding them.
They live in constant fear of self doubt.
Peer pressure causes fear when you allow your friends or peers influences or achievement to determine or measure your greatness and success in life.
So you are always threatened by your friends successes because you want the be like them. You are in constant fear of rejection from the group whenever you feel like you are not succeeding as they are succeeding.
There is power in our tongue, so many times people will tell you “you cannot do it” “don’t deceive yourself” “it’s not easy” “it’s impossible” “this is not child’s play” “how old are you?” and so on.. all this bad comments can sow the seed of fear into someone’s life.
Family’s Point of View
For example if your parents wants you to be an engineer but you want to study law, fear will not want you to speak up and say your mind, because you will be thinking that if you don’t do, there will be consequences.
So instead of following your heart, you ended up doing their wishes out of fear!
Worries and anxieties
When you worry too much fear sets in.
The goal is not to harbour it.
Why you should never entertain fear
Fear makes you think that you are a failure
Fear traps you and makes you a failure especially when you keep failing repeatedly.
Remember that “No Risk, No Reward”. Those who take risks are not fearful, it takes courage to win in the game of life, the more you fear, the harder it becomes for you to succeed, and the harder it becomes for you to succeed the easier it becomes for you to fail!
So when you don’t give in to fear, success is sure!
Fear takes away your peace
When you’re always afraid, You’re never truly happy, you doubt yourself, your ability and your strength, this makes you think everyone is better than you.
When you lack true happiness, there’s nothing anyone can do that make you happy.
How to overcome fear
Believe In Your Abilities
Most people (even before they start their businesses feared they might end up as a failure or they fear they might not be able to do well because they had already failed before they started!
Fear is what makes you believe that you’re not capable!
Believing in yourself is the first step in overcoming fear, once you believe in yourself, anything you put your mind to is achievable.
Your mind is your workshop, whatever you deposit in your mind is what you will project.
Your ability and strength will take you far in life if you can believe in yourself.
I know people might have said some things that have made you stop believing in yourself, some sayings like “You’re weak” “You are not capable”.
I think it’s high time, you unlearn every negative things you’ve heard about your strength and ability, it’s time to stand up for yourself.
Do you know the story behind the name 7up?
The 7up formula for the wonderful drink we are all enjoying today wasn’t made in a day, it was perfected after several attempts.
The owner of 7up Charles Leiper Grigg said in an interview that, “we didn’t get it the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th until the 7th time” He said they were “6 times down and 7th time up” That’s what came by the name 7up!
Imagine if they didn’t believe in their abilities when they started the first time they made an attempt, they would have given up (easily), self doubt is what you don’t want to entertain in your journey to see your life transformed.
Confront Your Fears
Before your fears trap and kill your dreams, confront them!
Unlearn every negative thing that they have told you that makes you live in fear and self doubt!
Start telling yourself that you’re above every negative words, Rise above every noise, Rise against every negativity.
Take that (giant) step, Let your dead dream Arise.
A man of God once said that prayer is not just for obtaining things, you can use it to transform your life.
You can ask God in prayer to take the spirit of fear away.
When God created you, He didn’t plant a seed of fear in you neither has He given you the spirit of Fear.
Do not let fear enslave you!