It’s a normal response for us to want to avoid the things we fear. Exposing yourself to fear is perfectly normal, and is something you must do if you are to overcome the fear you feel.
Fear is normal. We will all feel fear at some point in our lives. Fear can help us learn to avoid dangerous situations. It instinctively helps protect us from harm, fear helps us recognise danger and, in some circumstances, will help us to make safer choices.
Exposing ourselves to the things we fear can eventually make us feel less anxious. Fear isn’t always dangerous but worth the effort if we are to feel the fear and come through the other end, better people.
Fear when coupled with apprehension, can prevent us from living our dream. We may have a fear of public speaking, and that stops us from career progression. Fear can hold us back, it can also create bigger problems for us.
The key to working through fear is being emotionally and mentally ready to give things a go. Fear is usually accompanied by apprehension and that’s far worse than fear itself.
Fear is not always as bad as we think. In the longer term the more we expose ourselves to fear, the more our anxiety will lessen.