Follow These 7 Steps to Live with Your Fear

I live with fear. All the time. Some people learn early on to not let fear hold them back. I am not one of those people. If you are and you are living your most perfect life in all facets, then stop reading – and go live!

But I am going to guess that you are like me and at least one area of your life is touched by fear.

Read on if you have fear in your life and you are ready to do something about it.

I think a lot of Americans are dealing with fear and inaction right now. They are dealing with not knowing what to do with their fear. They are dealing with not knowing how to act despite their fear or even trying to use their fear to propel them to action.

Action is hard. Action can be scary. Action is necessary to learn how to live with fear. But the key ingredient to this song is to LET IT BE.

You have heard this before. I am not the first to remind you of this. But the key here is to not force it. LET IT BE. Don’t let fear drive you. Don’t let fear hold you back. Think of your fears as your cute fuzzy animals that you take with you everywhere you go – you let them comfort you and play with you; you take care of them . . . but you don’t let them drive the minivan!

There are many kinds of fears. There are small ones. There are big ones. You should decide which ones are holding you back from what you want. All fears, big or small, are real and meant to keep you safe and warm. The problem is that we often need to be released into the cold to get the life we want.

Are you ready to do the work you need to do to face your fears and live with them? Here are 7 steps to help you become best friends with your fear.

  1. Face to Face.
  2. Let it Be.
  3. Listen Now.
  4. Let it Be.
  5. Let’s See Action.
  6. Let it Be – again and again.
  7. The Passenger.

Fear is the story in your head. The monkey mind telling you why what you want can’t happen.

The goal here is to live gracefully with fear. To watch the fear, be with the fear, learn from it and then act. Act despite the fear. This is not about busting through fear or resisting fear. This is about feeling the fear, going face to face with the fear, taking your fear with you on your journey but to let fear sit in the passenger seat of life instead of letting it sit in your lap and grab the steering wheel.

This isn’t easy. Don’t get me wrong. But this is something that needs your attention. This is important work.

I understand that you [fear] are part of me, and that you are necessary for my existence, and that you are the reason I am still alive. So thank you.”  – Elizabeth Gilbert

It is time for action. It is time to be compassionately vocal and lovingly act to make sure your voice is heard. There are people, animals, plants – all of Mother Earth – that need your smart, strong, independent, compassionate voice. So, I ask you this as a place to start – What are you afraid of?

If you are ready to face your fears and do the work that needs to happen inside that noggin, then sign up here for a free session with me. Let’s do some digging together and get you started on you journey as the driver – not The Passenger!

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter and catch more posts in my series on loving the fear and taking compassionate action. Next blog post will dive deeper into the first two steps so you can really start to work on living with fear.

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