There is no doubt about it—fear paralyzes. It is a debilitating reaction that elicits a psychological, physiological and neurological response.

Physiologically, fear initiates a fight or flight response that in ancient times was imperative for mankind’s survival. When faced with a threat, such as a lion seeking to eat you, the adrenals kicked in and the subsequent surge of adrenaline prompted you to either fight off the predator or pump it into high gear and run. Same holds true today if facing a mugger in a dark alley.

That is the physical element of fear. But what of the psychological?  For truth is that, today, many of our fears are psychologically, self-imposed.  We fear we are not good enough; not smart enough; not rich enough; not pretty enough; not young enough. We spin this internal dialogue inside our minds like a DJ spins a record on a console.

But records are technologically obsolete. Perhaps it is time that we relegate these internal dialogues of personal worries and fears into that same category. The human mind is a powerful instrument. What we think; what we perceive; what we believe, is ultimately what we become. Our thoughts not only shape but also create our experiences that we live.

So next time self-imposed, psychological fear grips you in that paralyzed grasp detach from it and transform it.  Focus and determine why you are afraid. Examine why that fear took hold in the first place. Acknowledge this fear, then release it and by letting it go it will no longer hold any power or sway over you.

If you continue to do this, each time when faced with a psychological fear, from a neurological standpoint the communication pathways in the brain will rewire, recommunciate and recreate new communication pathways. The result—you will conquer your fear and it will no longer have any power over you or your life.



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