Making Fear Your Friend

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Deal with fear by facing it and making fear your friend.

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The words below are the words of my friend Vitaly Geyman.

Vitaly’s message will give you some food for thought, at those times you feel that you are lacking a little courage.

Forward Steps Personal Development Collection ImageIt is our destiny to reach our peak potential. Every human being has inside of them potential to grow and evolve, to the very limit of their being. What is holding us back are often our own limiting beliefs.

Each person has their own entrenched set of limiting beliefs, shaped by culture, parental upbringing and past experiences, to which we have added our unique interpretation and meaning.

At the core of these beliefs lie one single element, “fear”. Fear is the strongest emotion and an emotion that can be totally paralyzing at the most or a hindrance at the least.

There are many kinds of fears and each fear is a product of past memories. If you’re truly in the moment it is difficult to be fearful.

Fears are formed in past experiences or based on our projections of the future.

Making Fear Your Friend - Many TomorrowsThe most important thing is to become friends with your fear. Recognize it for what it is. A simple technique of observing your fear and writing it down in your journal is a great beginning.

If you want to grow and develop as an adult you need to understand that underneath your limiting beliefs lies one of the most enduring and powerful emotions, “fear”.

You can divide most human emotions into two categories, one related to fear and the other related to love.

Since our early childhood we are programmed to avoid fear at any cost. In fact, we develop many strategies to deal with fear.

Those strategies may include complete avoidance of the issue, aggression or lying and deceiving.

Making Fear Your Friend - Conquer FearWhatever our strategy is, it does not allow us to fully develop. Understanding your strategy and facing your fears is the best way to reach your peak potential.

It can be a simple as keeping a diary of all your fears. You could have a go at pushing your boundaries, every time you reach that place where everything inside you tells you to back off.

Do something every day that scares you (even if only a little), practice it like you would when you are exercising a muscle.

The only way to deal with fear is by facing it and making fear your friend.

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Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Since March 2003, I've been sharing practical, positive, thought provoking and inspiring self improvement content online. My aim is simple - to offer tips and resources that help us enhance our daily experience of life and to keep stepping forward. Perth, Western Australia is the place I call home and I'm the author of "Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones". You might also know me from the Forward Steps personal development blog and the daily series of "365 Forward Steps Notes", all designed to add wings to our unique life journeys.

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