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Three Ways to Overcome Fear

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Fear can be a significant barrier when it comes to achieving our goals. It can paralyze us, hinder progress, and prevent us from hitting our target.

When I was looking to purchase my first investment property, I was paralyzed with fear. I had heard all of the horror stories about why being a landlord was such a bad idea but I had also heard all of the success stories so who was right. They both are.

I decided that I could only do this with the right mindset and strategies. Here are

three ways I used to help me overcome my fear and keep moving towards my goals and they can work for you too.

1. Identify and acknowledge your fears: The first step in overcoming fear is to identify and acknowledge what is holding you back. Take some time to reflect on your goals and the fears that arise when you think about pursuing them. Is it the fear of failure, judgment from others, or stepping outside your comfort zone? By pinpointing your specific fears, you can confront them head-on.

2. Challenge your fears with evidence and education: Once you've identified your fears, it's time to challenge them with evidence and educate yourself on the topic. Often, fear is based on irrational thoughts and assumptions. Take a closer look at your fears and ask yourself: "What evidence do I have to support these fears?" You'll likely find that your fears are rooted more in speculation than in reality. You can also build your confidence and reduce your fear when you educate yourself and surround yourself with people that are doing what you want.

3. Take small, gradual steps outside your comfort zone: Overcoming fear is not an overnight process, but rather a gradual journey. Start by taking small steps outside your comfort zone that align with your goals. Break down your larger goal into smaller, manageable tasks that gradually expose you to the source of your fear. Each step forward will help build your confidence and diminish the power of fear over time. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and use that as fuel to propel you further.

Remember, overcoming fear is a continuous process that requires perseverance and self-compassion. It's normal to experience setbacks or moments of doubt, but by practicing these steps consistently, you will overcome your fear and will make progress.

Lastly, surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, mentors, or coaches who can provide guidance and encouragement along the way.


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