There can’t be two opinions that all of us experience fear before doing anything new like public speaking or starting a new venture. Most of the time, the fear is based on false assumptions and it stops us from reaching personal goals. So here are some effective techniques for overcoming fear.
Change your perspective
One of the most common causes behind fear is having a negative mindset or approach to life. We start thinking about negative outcomes of the work ahead of us and thus fail to gather the courage required to begin. You should focus on the positive results and think about the rewards associated with completing the work.
In case, if you have doubts regarding the work, ask your friends for an opinion. This will help you develop a well-rounded perspective towards the situation. You can then stop worrying about unnecessary things and concentrate on the necessary preparation for the work.
Take small steps
Sometimes, it might not be possible to execute the work completely in one go. For instance, if you have never gone out on a date, you might not be comfortable asking someone out. The solution to this problem is taking small steps at beginning. You can simply start with “Hi” or “Hello” and make small talk to develop a conversation. Alternatively, you can start talking online via instant messaging. This will help you develop some confidence before you meet in person.
This technique applies to all other situations where fear is common. For example, most of the people shiver at the idea of public speaking. Always remember that even the most successful speakers had to fight against fear when they first started. Start with a small audience first to build confidence and learn the basics gradually.
Another effective technique for overcoming fear is meditation. Meditation can help you realize your true potential. It helps to fight against anxiety by relaxing your mind.
Meditation helps you focus on the present instead of the future. This eliminates all doubts in your mind automatically. Meditation also increases prana (life force energy) thus relieving your stress and making you more confident.