6 Self Care Tips which Take Less than a Minute to Perform “I don’t have time!” How often have you said those words when it came to self care? Oh, you know it’s good for you. But really, who has hours to spare just…
But one was on fear. Then in my in-box I receive an article about Fear. Don’t you love when that happens. I hadn’t even started my article, written on thing about FEAR and there it is.
(here’s the article link: http://ideas.ted.com/fear-is-boring-and-other-tips-for-living-a-creative-life)
(here’s the book link: http://amzn.to/2rUBHaq)
To be honest, I battle fear. I help others battle fear and I battle it myself.
In the article she talks about fear being good. Which I totally agree with. Fear does keep each of us safe.
It is when the fear interferes with your goals that it becomes a problem.
Her next statement was new for me. I had never thought of fear in this way.
She says: “fear is the oldest, deepest and least subtle part of our emotional life, and so therefore it’s boring. It’s dull. It doesn’t have any nuance. So have a little conversation with your fear when it starts to get riled up when you’re trying to do something creative. ”
I never really thought of fear as dull. Wow. That totally reframes it. I had thought of fear as somewhat powerful.But, if we reframe and take control of it, knock it down to dull – tame it. Then it is no longer powerful. It can’t interfere.
She suggests talking to your fear, letting it know — its all okay! No need to be afraid.
I love this. I use this in my book: Launching Your Dreams — as a strategy for shifting the negative head talk we each endure, and I suppose some of that is fear, but I hadn’t really used it in that way.
How do you deal with fear in your world? How do you take control of it?
Donna Price is a strategist, working with entrepreneurs to increase profits using the 7 Profitability Accelerators. Create your system for success.