This post is going to go a bit outside of the usual parameters of Supplement Reviews Lab.
While most of my content to date has been related to fitness, health or supplements-my goal is to help you as much as possible in any area that I can.
I hope that you will accept me veering of course a bit to discuss an easy method you can use immediately that just may change your life.
One area that so many people struggle with is fear.
I have been and often am still one of those people in many regards.
I used to have overwhelming fear of everything.
It was so bad that it completely handicapped me in so many areas of my life and consumed far too much of my time.
I read a lot of books and went through a lot of trials and tribulations before I realized how to cure fear.
It was in a book written 60 years ago that I discovered a powerful two-step process for curing fear that completely changed the way I thought about fear and helped me overcome it.
How I discovered this method
Let me just say that I cannot take any credit for this method at all since I didn’t create it.
I discovered this method in a book called The Magic Of Thinking Big. It was written in 1959 by a Doctor named David Schwartz.
While it has continued to be a popular book over the years, I think it got overshadowed by a lot of other books that came out during that time and may not have gotten the attention it truly deserves.
I bought it a little while back and was completely mesmerized by how great of a book it is. It’s had a prime spot in my bookshelf ever since and I routinely pull it out from time to time.
Like most books though, I forgot a lot of it since that first read and am currently reading it for a second time, which is how I was reminded of this powerful method.
Among a ton of other great advice to help you improve your thinking, Schwartz gives a very simple two-step method for curing fear.
In fact, it’s so concise, the explanation of it only takes up half a page in the book.
It’s so simple that you probably think it won’t work for you. After all you have complicated problems that require complicated solutions, right?
Do me a favor and have an open mind. I promise that if you give this method a shot, you will find its value.
The method is based on the powerful fact that action cures fear.
Step # 1- Identify you fear
This may sound a little easier than it really is.
The truth is that most people never take the time to sit down and actually analyze their thoughts.
They just walk around all day with these random thoughts going around in their head.
If they took the time to sit down, journal or think about these thoughts, they would make a lot more progress in their lives.
Fear lies in the mind. Fear is caused by your thoughts of something. That’s it.
Not to say that fear isn’t real, because it definitely is. It produces physical and mental effects however, the place to beat your fear is in the mind.
The first step in this process is to nail down your exact fear.
What are you really afraid of?
Are you afraid of public speaking? or are you afraid of looking stupid in front of a group of people? Find the thing that you really fear.
Sit down and write out what you really fear.
Put it on paper in front of you.
Step # 2- Take action on that fear
This is the true way to beat your fear.
As Schwartz says, action beats fear.
It took me a long time to realize this.
The natural way for us to deal with fear is avoidance.
Whatever scares us, we generally try to avoid.
This is completely the wrong method and only brings about more fear into your life.
The way to beat and eliminate fear is to go through it!
You must feel that fear and continue to run towards it.
Only after you attack that fear will it leave you.
Once you identify your fear, you need to take action to beat it.
Do the thing that scares you.
If it’s a fear of public speaking, sign up for toastmasters and give a speech every meeting until the fear goes away.
If you are afraid of talking to people, go find a job where you will have to interact with a lot of people like sales. You will be forced daily to face your fear.
It will take time, but as long as you continue to act you will beat that fear.
Keep it simple
I told you that this method was simple.
In 2019, everyone seems to be in love with the complex.
We think we need all these complicated rules and methods to deal with our problems when it just isn’t the case.
The simple option is usually the best option.
I can’t say that I’ve ever come across an easier way to cure fear.
It’s one of the biggest problems people face, yet the solution is right in front of us.
Sadly, people overlook the solution because they think that it needs to be more complicated!
Please don’t make this mistake.
Action cures all
Whatever fear you have, the way to beat it is with action. I don’t care what you’re afraid of.
Not acting will ensure that you fear sticks with you and gets comfortable.
The longer you put off taking action, the harder it will be so the time to act is as soon as possible.
Once you adopt this method as your primary way to cure fear, your view of fear will totally change.
It’s happened to me.
You realize that fear just means that there is an area that requires action.
Can you imagine how much you will grow as a person if you take continuous action against every fear in your life?
You would become a totally different person in a short amount of time.
Always take action.
P.S. Have you ever tried this method or read “The Magic Of Thinking Big”? I’d love to hear your comments or thoughts below. I’d also love to hear about anything that you do to beat fear!