How To Live Fearlessly and Embrace The Struggle

Many times we struggle with our fears. They hold us back; they keep us locked in a slew of negative self-talk.

This manifests itself as self-doubt, anxiety, and panic. As a result, you miss out on so many great opportunities in life. That’s no way to live!

We know how debilitating fear can be. That’s why we’re dedicating this post to anyone looking to embrace the struggle of living fearlessly.

Keep reading to learn how you can start living your best life today!

Learn To Let Go

Why are we afraid? What makes us fearful while other people seem to cruise through life without a care in the world? The answer is that it’s easier to let yourself get stuck in a pattern of ‘what ifs.’

We fear not being good enough, not measuring up, or looking bad. Sometimes it’s the environment we grew up in that shaped us to have a Type A personality. Or maybe it’s our jobs that demand perfection all the time.

Whatever the cause is of this paralyzing feeling, it’s time to end it once and for all. Take it one day at a time and learn some effective ways to boost faith and trust in your abilities.

Here are several methods to help you increase your self-confidence and learn to let go of your fears:

  • Tell yourself that failure and rejection can hurt. Just remind yourself they’re temporary, but vital steps, in your path to becoming fearless and more assertive in your life
  • Be open to believing that your actions will reap a positive result. It’s much better than wasting time worrying about a potentially negative one
  • Remember that everyone has the same fears you do; the difference is in your reaction
  • Love everything about yourself: weaknesses, strengths, quirks, and all!

Build A Bridge Between Living In Fear And Living Fearlessly

The link between being fearful and fearless has everything to do with honesty and confidence. Have confidence in your abilities and your skills. Building that bridge requires you to be open and truthful with yourself first of all.

Stop putting off that conversation you need to have with yourself. It may be difficult and scary. But it’s something you need to do so you can embrace the struggle and learn how to live fearlessly.

Once you’re honest with yourself, you can be honest with others. Having that opportunity to open up and share your goals and emotions is good for your self-esteem. It’s also one of the best ways to put a stop to your fears for good.

Face Your Fears Head-On

Remember the last time you learned something new? A new software program at work? Rollerblading? A foreign language?

You were probably apprehensive and nervous at first. You probably failed several times in the beginning, but you managed to get up and back to work. Then, step-by-step, day-by-day, you started doing it on your own and with skill.

This is actually much easier when we’re younger. But as adults, we overthink things way too much! Our fear of wiping out, failing, or looking silly holds us back from trying new things and moving forward.

The best way is to challenge yourself to do something that scares you once a week. Set up whatever security measures you need to feel comfortable and safe. Then, embrace the struggle and look fear in the eye.

Surround Yourself With A Strong Support System

Having a good support system you can trust is a terrific confidence booster. Yet, it requires you to be open with your goals, hopes, and feelings.

But that shouldn’t scare you because your family and friends want to see you happy and successful. They’ll do all they can to help you achieve your goals.

It’s not just your family and friends. Look for people with similar interests and goals as you. Talk with one another and help each other grow and learn. Together, the two of you can become the fearless, confident individuals you’ve always dreamed of becoming.