Susan Jeffers, a psychologist and author wrote most of her books around a simple thesis. She believed if we wait to stop feeling scared before trying to do what frightens us, we could wait forever. She believed that moving towards what we are afraid of is the only way to erase our fear. I totally concur. I remember as a young man learning this little mantra.
“Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain.”
I can’t tell you how many times I have repeated that little phrase to myself when I have been afraid of something I had to do.
What are you afraid of today? Let me tell you the only way you will ever defeat your fear. You must get up and walk straight towards it. What you will find is when you charge towards your fear it shrinks away. It is the only way. Hoping you can ignore what you are afraid of and that it will somehow just disappear is terribly naive. It doesn’t work that way. It’s going to take an aggressive move by you. But the good news is you can do it. So big life people…. you do that thing you fear the most today, and I promise you, the death of that fear is certain.