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How to overcome fear that limits your personal growth and meeting people

Updated on November 22, 2018
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A freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India

How to overcome fear that limits your personal growth.


One of the limiting force of personal growth is fear. Different people have the different area of fear in their life.

Fear of public speaking
Fear of meeting new people.
Fear of investing.
Fear of taking the 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 breaking the barriers of fear are much needed for 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 to over come the fear of public speaking

How can you overcome the 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 the 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 own 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 into the water you will not find the image anymore. 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.

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