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How to Manage Fear

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If you want to live a happy and fulfilling life, it's vital you learn to embrace fear and uncertainty. Otherwise, your fears will consume you and prevent you from pursuing your goals and dreams. Some people are reluctant to acknowledge their fears, but this only limits their potential for growth and expansion. Avoiding fear is impossible, and you encounter it each time you try to improve yourself or reach higher levels of achievement. Inability to face your fears will likely result in feelings of hopeless and despair, but learning to embrace your fears enables you to overcome them and empowers you to chase your dreams.

Fearing rejection can prevent you from building both personal and professional relationships. When you fear rejection, you are less likely to approach people and present your ideas, thoughts, and opinions. This problem will prevent you from forming connections with others and from gaining their cooperation. To overcome the fear of rejection, you must understand and accept that not everyone is going to agree with you, and subjugating your opinions to gain approval will result in low self-esteem and unsatisfactory relationships. On the other hand, facing your fear of rejection increases your self-esteem and empowers you to form meaningful relationships. 

Fearing failure can prevent you from setting goals and trying to improve the quality of your life, and the inability to overcome this will result in stagnation. You must understand that failure is always a possibility, and if you don't take proactive steps to get this fear under control, it will prevent you from reaching your full potential. Altering your perspective to view failure as part of the process enables you to overcome your fear. When an idea does not go as planned, you must ask yourself what you can learn from the experience and use that information in your next attempt. Facing your fear of failure might be difficult at first, but it will get easier with practice.

If you want to get fear under control, you must build and cultivate courage. Having courage enables you to overcome your fears and live your life on your terms, and you will have greater freedom to pursue your dreams and ambitions. Like a muscle, courage gets stronger when you use it, so it's important you face your fears on a regular basis. On the other hand, your fears become more intense each time you give in to them. Some fears might be so intense that they feel impossible to overcome, but you can learn to manage any fear with the right mindset and proper preparation. 

When left unaddressed, fear can prevent you from achieving happiness and success. Some people allow fear to control them throughout their entire lives, which often leads to depression and despair. You can give in to fear and let it control you, or you can face it and grow stronger. The decision you make will determine the level of happiness and success you experience in life.