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Face a Fear

Cracking your comfort zone involves feeling fear and befriending it. Your fear is there for a reason. Respect and embrace it.

The best of the best feel fear. So will you. The trick is to not let it immobilize you, but instead, use it as a driving force to take you where you want to go.

Blowing Out the Candles

Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt therapy, says that fear is excitement without the breath. When you start to feel fear, the best thing you can do is breathe into it.

Let’s practice. Take some air and bring it deep down into your belly. Hold it for two seconds. Then blow the air all of the way out, literally like it’s your birthday and you’re blowing out the cake candles. Before you read any further, stop. Really try this.

Do this a couple of times and it will slow down your heart and your mind. It’s a great start.

You’re going to be scared—sometimes terrified. But not only is that okay, it’s great. The key is this: don’t objectify that nervousness as an obstacle. Instead, use that nervous energy as fuel to overcome the real obstacle: your fear.

At that moment you’re going to feel alive. The wise will learn to love that feeling. That’s what coming closer to your dreams feels like.

Remember: fear is excitement without the breath. You’re feeling the way you feel because this is important to you and you’re excited about it. It could potentially improve your life.

Studies show that 90 percent of the things we worry about never comes true. Now is not the time to worry. Trust yourself and breathe, just like we practiced. Then stop thinking about it and just do it!


Taken from : http://tinybuddha.com/blog/cracking-your-comfort-zone-how-to-face-a-fear/

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