“On the other side of fear is everything you’ve ever desired.” This motivating remark makes it appear that facing our worries and achieving the beautiful life we imagine awaiting us is simple. However, we are all aware that confronting our concerns may be terrible. We’ve all been in circumstances when we questioned our ability to persevere through adversity and maintain the strength required to get to the other side.
If you’re afraid to break out from a difficult position because coping with the initial hardship engulfs you, here are seven strategies to empower yourself to go on.
Take a small step in the direction of discomfort.
So, mix things up a little. Make yourselves uneasy. Look for something new to do that will push you out of your comfort zone and make you question the limits of your capacity to succeed. Baby steps towards uncomfortable make us feel much more accomplished than taking leaps of faith, now and then
Begin with a little move toward resolution
Are you stuck in a rut with something? Make a move. Stop the stall by taking the initial step. Write an email, start an uncomfortable discussion, and educate yourself by contacting advisors, so you have the knowledge you need to make educated decisions. Lean into your fear to neutralize it.
Examine your circle concerning your current situation
As you lean into your challenge, who do you need in your inner circle? What is lacking in terms of information, competence, advice, or emotional support? Look for it. Contact ONE new advisor/advocate with a particular request to be well-informed on your next steps and what is ahead.
Perform a gut check
What doesn’t make you happy? What gives you a nasty taste in your mouth frequently? What do you find yourself dreading or feeling forced to accomplish on a daily or weekly basis? Why are you putting up with it? How can you either change or get rid of your point of view? Whatever path you take, decide that being unhappy is not an option.
Examine your ideals
What are your central values as a person? What deals do you wish to instill in your life? They might have anything to do with your bodily health, spiritual growth/connection, financial health, or emotional/mental strength. Maybe they have something to do with the quality of your relationships or how you look after yourself. Are you experiencing them? Why aren’t you doing it? What can you do to contact them again?
Assess your boundaries
We construct boundaries in our life to create space between people, events, or circumstances that do not accord with our beliefs or aspirations. We can’t set limits if we don’t know what our values and goals are. We live passively, in line with the agendas of others, if we don’t have any boundaries. We give yes to what others ask of us without considering our own needs. Jim Rohn nicely put up the necessity for boundaries: “If you don’t create your life plan, you’re likely to end yourself in someone else’s. And can you predict what they have in store for you? There isn’t much.”
Set the tone for the year ahead by activating your 2021 theme
Determine what you want to accomplish in 2021and make a plan to achieve it. These skills will help you face your anxieties, accept discomfort, let go of what doesn’t serve you, clarify and recommit to your unique values, and set the boundaries you need to say no to what doesn’t.
Note: these tips are based on personal experiences and are not professionally verified. While these methods may be helpful to a certain extent, it is recommended to seek professional help in case of anxiety, fear, or other psychological concerns.