When we experience or imagine a situation that creates fear driven emotions such as presenting in front of a class or doing something that is out of our comfort zone, our natural reaction is to freeze and step back instead of taking a step forward and facing our fears directly. By doing this, we cause ourself to project our fears externally and in return, have a major amount of anxiety most of the time even before the event occurs. If we were to put our fears to the side and save the anxious feelings until we became face to face with a situation our experiences would be completely different. We would be more open to the positive outcomes that could possibly occur.
When we let our fears reject us from doing things, we limit our ability to accomplish and achieve goals, therefore unable to reach our full potential. Most people fear the outcome of not being accepted or being categorized as a failure. The fact of the matter is, how would we even know if we never take the initial step to be brave & give it a try. Personally, I am not a fan of the word “failure” simply because nobody is perfect & we are all going to make mistakes and fail at some point in our lives. As far as being “accepted” there is nobody else you ever need to get approval from to be accepted, the only person that has the right to do so is yourself.
So overall, we often end up creating false scenarios in our mind for no good reason at all . Instead we need to train ourselves to believe we can overcome any obstacle that is placed in our life. Confidence can lead you a long way, believe you can & you will!