You’re scared to do something, or try something new, and you just don’t know why. You’re uncomfortable, or you’re just dreading the task. There could be a number of reasons, but more than likely, there is a level of fear associated with the outcome.
Fear is formed in your mind when you don’t face all the possible scenarios head on. Fear can also stem from misinformation or misstatement of the facts.
“I just don’t like math”.
“I’m not that good at public speaking or [Fill in the blank}.”
“I don’t really know where to start, so I’ll research it further and do it later.”
In each of these cases, there is an underlying belief that you don’t like X, you don’t know how to do X, or you’re just not that good at X. When you are faced with the unfamiliar, fear will creep in.
Identify Your Fear
You cannot fight what you cannot identify or see.
Understand Where It Is Coming From
Do you not like to do it? Is it complicated or unpleasant? Do you feel you don’t have the skills? Did you already label yourself as not very good at doing X? Remember, whatever you believe, it’s a self fulfilling prophecy.
Review All The Possible Scenarios
What is the best that could happen? What is the worst that could happen?
Bridge The Gap
What do you need to learn to do in order to get this done? What do you need to get over?
Make An Action Plan
Now that you know what it takes, and what you have to do, make a step by step action plan. Remember, no goal is too big if you can break it down.