What scares you? Learning how to overcome fears of failure can be challenging for everyone. Fortunately, all fears are learned. No one is born with fears. Fears can therefore, be unlearned by practicing self-discipline repeatedly with regard to fear until it goes away.
Tuesday, October 14, is Face Your Fears day. To take a big risk, you need a helping hand. Get a coach, talk with a friend or mentor, and arm yourself with these inspirational thoughts. Of course, many people rank "fear of public speaking" or glossophobia, as their number one dread.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Inspired to make New Year's resolutions? Don't. Build habits instead. Why? Resolutions are big, bold actions that depend on motivation. They work against the brain's natural tendencies to save energy and act as a "mental couch potato," as described by UCLA professor and Director of Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory Dr. Matthew Lieberman in his book.