For most people this is an all to common dream we have. In reality though this is a fear that many people have as well. There are several fears that are common among most people, the fear of heights is just one. Nearly fifty percent of women are either afraid of the creepy, crawly, and slithering animals. There are a few people that I know if you just mention the word spider, or snake to them they begin to look around in panic! A lot of men fear not being "man enough" to do something. Many fear not being successful and not being able to provide for their families. Here are two quick things to remember when dealing with fears in your life.
1) Always attack your fears! Your fears are attacking you so why should you treat them any differently? If you're always on defense and living in fear you won't go as far as you would have otherwise! One thing I've personally done to tackle my fears head on is do just do it. Yes, like Nike, Just do it! I use to be nervous of snakes, because of how they are portrayed. Vicious, venomous, deadly killers. You never see a National Geographic special about how cute and nice snakes are. Never! When in actuality there are many species out there that are completely harmless. I took this fear to another level when I decided I was going to buy a snake of my own. Naturally my mom sided with the fifty percent who were afraid of them. Thanks to my dad we convinced her it was okay. Long story short... I bought a Ball Python. A harmless constrictor. The pictuer above is of her. I do recommend doing your research before purchasing one. As many snakes can live 40 years or more! Here is a link with more info on them.. (Ball Python Info)
2) Most fear is mental! Like anything in life it's usually a mental game. If you can get past thinking about all of the bad things that COULD go wrong, and begin to think about the great things that will happen for you your life will most definitely improve! As one of my favorite authors, Tim Ferriss, constantly says "what's the worst that could happen?" In sales, it could be that the person says, no to your offer. Who cares right? While holding a snake it bites you. So? It hurts a little and you move on. While snorkeling a shark bites you. It will be okay, people have survived worse. On the contrast of these bad things the good that could come from these things are far beyond great! The shark doesn't bite you. Instead you get amazing shots of a great white! Instead that one sale changes your life, because of the monthly contract you made with Disney World! Instead the snake just looks at you and slithers away! This link shares more info about conquering fear and getting past things mentally! (Perception is Your Deception)
Thanks for Reading
Seth R. Maris