Fear has been correctly identified with the acrostic False Evidence Appearing Real. The truth is that if we think something is to be feared, that perception becomes the cruelest form of reality.
A second-grade boy was overheard saying, “It’s easy to be brave when you’re not scared.” By the same token, it’s easy to talk about how to overcome fear when you have little to be afraid of. Fear is certainly real for some people and all of us face a fear of something – maybe it’s poverty, divorce, rejection, death, failure, speaking in public, or being laughed at.
How do we overcome fear? First, we must learn to examine our fears. Giving a speech is the number one fear in our country, according to Reader’s Digest. (It’s also a tremendous confidence-builder.) If that’s your fear, ask yourself a few questions:
1) Why am I afraid to make a speech?
2) Is it because I’am afraid of being rejected?
3) If so, do I think I’ll be rejected?
4) Do I believe what I’m about to say?
5) Is my speech worth giving?
6) Am I proud of the comments I’m about to make?
(to be continued… here)
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