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Fearless Series #1: How to be fearless

Fearless Series #1: How to be fearless

Fear is often looked at as a negative emotion. It innately allowed for us to survive as a species and not totally succumb to predators. Fear triggers in us superpowers that are buried deep inside when it is activated in certain situations. We have all heard about the mom who lifted the car off of her child trapped beneath. That response and that strength was summoned due to fear.

Fear can be used for good. It can be controlled and tempered. It can also be crippling and prevent us for meeting our full potential. Have you chosen not to try something new because of fear? Have you ever been afraid to fail?

The truth is that with high risk there is indeed high reward. Now I am not saying that you should go out and do dangerous acts for the sake of being fearless. What I am saying is that we can conquer little fears daily and become courageous and essentially fearless over time.

First steps:

  1. Acknowledgement. In order to becoming fearless, we have to know what we fear. For me, I have a fear of speaking in public. I have sweaty palms and a rapid heart rate every time I have to give a talk. Apparently, I am not alone in this fear as many people share this trepidation. Recognizing your fear is the first step. Like anything that requires a conscious mind shift, you have to know that animal that your brain is retraining to confront.
  2. Formulate a Plan. Once your fear or fears is known, the next step is formulate a plan of action. Mindset changes take time and effort. Every day we have to make a concerted effort to change. Once a plan of action is in place then we can practice it until it becomes second nature. For me, I go over my speech multiple times such that if my slides were to not project then I could still give the talk. Another trick is to have a friendly face in the audience who I can focus my gaze when things get a bit rocky for me in the nervousness department.

So take a moment to think about some of your fears. Think about how you can change your mindset about them by small incremental actions. Just by doing this simple activity, you are on your way to becoming FEARLESS!

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Be strong. Be brave. Unleash your greatness!


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Charmaine Gregory

I am a nocturnist Emergency Physician, wife, mom to three vivacious cherubs as well as a greatness and virtual fitness coach. I help busy women like myself reclaim their fitness and wellness mojo and unleash their greatness! Watch my story and get a complimentary health assessment here: My Story If you are like me and have picky eaters in your fold, join my Facebook group, Picky Eaters Strong Mom here: Picky Eater Strong Mom Facebook Group

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