When you feel that fear, treat it as an opportunity and grasp onto it. By doing so, you’ll meet your goals and overcome anything. 

I’m sure you’ve heard a variation of this phrase before. My 12-year-old grandson said this to his mum when he was talking about her fears about his avocation. He was reminding her he had a sense of what he needed to do and what he could do to stay motivated. Napoleon Hill, who wrote “Think and Grow Rich” in the last century, said that fear should not be seen as something to be feared — but something we can use fear as motivation for outstanding success!

I know what you’re thinking. You’ve been through so much in your life that the feeling of fear is overwhelming. Try telling yourself that it’s not a big deal — just another obstacle you can overcome with a little inspiration.

When you feel afraid, when you’re scared to take that first step, it’s likely because you fear something you haven’t experienced or faced before. Fear is an opportunity, though. Fear can help push you past your comfort zone and truly grow as a person. Once you do face, that fear head-on, it ceases to be uncomfortable anymore and becomes a positive thing.

Fear is a normal human reaction when faced with a challenge. We can use it as a tool to prepare for the situation, or a trap that will prevent us from achieving our goals. Fear can bring up feelings such as anger, anxiety and even depression in some people. In these cases, it is important to know how to deal with these emotions so you can actually beat them!

When you feel fear, respond with compassion. Fear is often painful, but it’s always there to show us how to grow and how to change. If we let fear take over our minds and feelings, it can easily stop us from doing things we need to do in life. Realizing your potential requires facing your fears by going for a run outside when the cold weather has come in — or even opening up a business instead of following your heart.

Originally Published on https://boomersnotsenior.blogspot.com/

I served as a teacher, a teacher on Call, a Department Head, a District Curriculum, Specialist, a Program Coordinator, and a Provincial Curriculum Coordinator over a forty year career. In addition, I was the Department Head for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a professor both online and in person at the University of Phoenix (Canada) from 2000-2010.

I also worked with Special Needs students. I gave workshops on curriculum development and staff training before I fully retired

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