Being fearless is one thing I can appreciate about my personality because I like to take risks and achieve in my life everyday.
I love that natural rush and high when I take risks and break through that fear.
I will take on just about anything for the most part, except anything that has to do with snakes, I hate snakes and the feeling I have towards snakes goes beyond the feeling of fear.
I’ve heard from friends, colleagues, and fans that it seems like I don’t have fears, but I do…I have lots of fears.
I face them when it comes to making decisions, trying new things, meeting new people, pitching a big company, and more!
When I am afraid, my body gets extra warm, I start to sweat, and all these negative thoughts run through my head, “I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I’m not big enough”, etc.
But I also know I’m not alone in these thoughts.
Fear is part of our Identity, but I believe we can’t let it take control. We have to face fear, embrace it, and come out stronger in the end.
So here are a few steps I take to move through the fear:
1. Slap: I slap myself in the face sometimes, well cheek, but face sounds better 🙂 This wakes me up a bit and slaps the fear right out of me…literally.
2. Reflect: I close my eyes for a few seconds to calm down. I do this to listen to my gut and to focus back on the reasons why I want what I want, why am I taking action on this particular challenge, and connect to the feelings of inspiration, motivation, and validation that I receive.
3. Let Go: I simply let go of the fear. After the above steps, I shrug my shoulders and think “you will inspire those who want and are meant to be inspired and because you have nothing to lose.” Something along those lines depends on what the fear and mission is.
So there you have it, short, sweet… 3 simple ways to be fearless.
How do you move through fear? I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment below!
Susan Vernicek is known as the Identity Energizer. Her purpose and passion is to empower women to get all A’s in the game of life, within themselves and their lives.