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The Psychology of Fear: How to Use It To Your Advantage

I have learned through life, to face my fears head-on. At this point in my life, I tell myself, "really, what's the worst that could happen?" I say this because in my life, a lot of not so pleasant things have already happened, but despite the fact that they were at times depressingly challenging, it didn't kill me. The fact is, if you don't face that fear, or challenging situation, a problem that could have had a relatively easy fix become more and more complicated.

Fear is also your bodies way of telling you that you need to change. The same way that pain is your bodies response to an uncomfortable situation, and it warns you of impending trouble that likely needs to be addressed. Fear is a necessary survival tool. Think of fear as being the sixth sense. Fear tells you that something bad might potentially happen. Fear is telling you that you need to make a change, and pivot, or start to brace yourself for a particularly challenging situation.

Fear helps prime your body mentally and physically for better opportunities in life , as we know good things rarely come easy. Fear can be a good thing because it is our bodies way of telling us that we might need to change something. In the end, fear is just an emotion and not all emotions are bad. Fear pushes you into doing more things in life, which makes for a richer experience overall.

So what should you do when faced with fear? You can learn to see it as a blessing in disguise. A chance to step into your greatness. So, now, let me ask: What are you now are you afraid of?

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