- Mental Health
How to overcome fear that limits your personal growth and meeting people
How to overcome fear that limits your personal growth.
One of the limiting force of personal growth is fear. Different people have different area of fear in their life.
Fear of public speaking
Fear of meeting new people.
Fear of investing.
Fear of taking risk
Fear of learning new thing etc. etc.
We all are very much like to be in the comfort zone. Coming out of the comfort zone and braking the barriers of fear are much needed for the personal growth. Have you ever noticed what is preventing you from becoming better and stronger each day. Is it fear? If the answer is yes, you need to work on it.
How can you overcome fear of public speaking? There is no other way
than to face it. If you are having fear in public speaking, grab the
next opportunity to stand in front of a few people and open your mouth
and say what you want to say. When you do it first time, there will be
shaking legs and braking voice and having a feeling of a million
butterflies in your stomach etc. But once you did, the phobias of
public speaking will be lessened. Every time you do it, the fear comes
down gradually. So the only remedy for the fear is to face it.
Effective public speaking is possible by practicing it.
I remember the story of a dog who was thirsty. When the dog reached the river bank, and looked at the water, there is another dog staring at him - his won image - and got afraid and run away. The thirst brought him back to the water but the image scared him away. Finally, despite its fear, it jumped into the water and the image disappeared.
That is what we need to do to overcome our fear. If you are afraid of meeting new people, go and meet them, the phobia of meeting new people will disappear instantly. You have to take this bold step to continue your personal growth. Enjoy meeting new people. Do it regularly. Jump in to the water you will not find the image any more. You will become a confident public speaker. You'll be comfortable in meeting new people. In every area of life, you can be a winner.