In life, it’s natural for everyone to have fears, hangups, and concerns that end up interfering with their quality of life from time to time.
While some fears are healthy signs that you should avoid a threatening situation, many other fears exist primarily in the mind, without reflecting the reality of the situation that you would likely come up against face-to-face.
There are many different benefits to being courageous and outgoing in life, and there are a variety of serious side-effects associated with allowing yourself to fall into a state of inertia, due to your fears and hangups.
Here are just a few reasons to stop letting your fears keep you static.
Because the reality is often less daunting than you make it in your mind
When you learn more various subjects that you find daunting upfront – such as what goes into an audiologist exam – you will often find that a lot of the fear that you initially had fades away, or at least diminishes.
When all is said and done, the reality of many situations is often less daunting that you may make it out to be in your mind – and you will never know just how a variety of different situations will actually play out, or how you’d react to them, unless you confront them face-to-face.
It may be that you are terrified of public speaking and have a feeling that everyone will mock you. But, if you actually find yourself in a situation where you need to engage in some public speaking, there’s a good chance that you’ll find the initial fear subsides, and that you are able to manage the situation significantly better than you initially thought you would.
Because life moves and thrives when you are active, not when you remain stuck in a rut
Life is a dynamic thing, not a matter of staying in one place and avoiding all actions or challenges.
Unfortunately, many people find themselves feeling – at least from time to time – as though their lives have become somehow “stuck,” and as though things just don’t move forward and flow in the way they would like.
It’s important to realise that, although time passes automatically, life only really “progresses” when you are doing things.
If you let your fears keep you static, you may find that your life ends up losing a lot of its vitality.
Because the best way to overcome fears is often to meet them head-on
Fears can be highly debilitating, and can cause you to experience a lot of stress – especially when it comes to certain fears or phobias that have been with you for a prolonged period of time.
The thing is, one of the best ways of actually overcoming fears is to meet them head-on, and to break the spell they have over you through confronting them directly.
The more you hide away from the sources of your fears, the likelier those fears are to grow, while at the same time you find yourself feeling less and less capable of defeating them.