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Overcoming Fear in Your Life

Fear is one of the number one reasons people hold back from doing great things. Fear of failure, fear of success, and fear of the unknown cause people to miss out on truly great opportunities.

How do we overcome fear in our life?

Robert Augustus Masters PhD. in his book Emotional Intimacy said:

“As we become more intimate with our fear, we lessen our fear of it and eventually adopt a nonproblematic orientation to it. The more intimate we are with our emotions, the more adept we will become at both containing and expressing them so that their presence serves rather than hinders us and those with whom we are in contact with.”


This should be an absolute revelation to people, especially men, who are on either end of the emotive scale.

By becoming intimate with that feeling of fear we lessen the fear of the fear. No wonder we are so paralyzed by fear, we have actually been experiencing the compounding effect of two fears.

Fear of something external and fear of being afraid.

Now how far does it go, is it like when you look into a mirror into another mirror and it just keeps on going?

The solution is to become intimate with the external fear and by doing this we have the opportunity to look at it more objectively and intimately. This reduces the fear of the fear and we can break the “second mirror” as it were which will give us the empowered ability to turn the original fear into an asset. Something we can use to our advantage and something that will help others.

Can you imagine being able to objectively and intimately analyze your fears, neither becoming fused to them or disassociated from them and being able to use the fear as an asset to accomplish something great?

What could we accomplish?

It’s definitely worth taking some time to seriously consider it. Once we develop the ability to objectively and intimately analyze our fears of external things we will be able to either do something about it or if it is beyond our control, totally forget it and focus our energy in an area that will produce better results for us.

In either scenario, the result is freedom from fear and with that freedom comes great potential.

It is my goal to share with you as many thought-provoking and educational things as possible to assist you in finding your blueprint, giving you tools to help you remove your barriers, and supporting you as you fully express your greatness.

I recently produced a video called the Blueprint of Overcoming Fear, that talks about the three types of barriers that we encounter and highlights strategies that can be used to overcome those barriers and fully express greatness. I hope you find it useful.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article and watch the video. Please share this with your friends.

Author: Jamie Irvine

Jamie Irvine is the host of The Heavy-Duty Parts Report and a sales consultant that works with manufacturers, distributors, and SaaS companies serving the heavy-duty truck parts industry.

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