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4 Steps to Conquer Fears and Start Living Life On Your Terms

We’ve all been afraid to try something new at one time or another. Why is that?  It seems as we age, our fear controls more and more of our willingness to try something new.  We prefer to forgo a new experience because we want to avoid whatever bad thing we think could happen. Maybe the anxiety is just too stressful for us to even contemplate facing our fears.  Whatever the reason, we justify that trying something new is not worth the risk.

When we remain inside the boundaries of our comfort zone, we essentially stop growing and stop learning.  Sure, you can choose to live the rest of your life in your comfort zone, but if you are unhappy with any aspect of your life, know that it will not change until you step outside your comfort zone.

Here are four practical steps you can take to conquer fear and start living life on your terms:
1. Analyze the rational possible outcomes
Most of the anxiety we feel is based on our mind’s inability to calculate an outcome and it exaggerates the possibilities. This exaggeration is what causes fear and anxiety.

2. The past doesn’t equal the future
There is no written rule that says just because something happened a certain way in the past, that it is pre-determined to happen the same in the future.

3. Visualize positive outcomes
Set the intention for a positive experience and visualize a positive outcome. Feel good about your new experience before you even attempt it.

4. Just do it!
The only true and tried way to rid yourself of fear is to just do it! Don’t let fear control your life – you are the one in control. While there may be some risks involved with trying something new, the value of what you have to gain far outweighs any fear you will feel.

Don’t wait to start conquering your fear – start today. Make a list of things you are afraid to do and set a time frame when you want to have them all accomplished.

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    Anne Bachrach

    Anne M. Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™. She has 23 years of experience training and coaching. The objective is to work less, make more money, and have a more balanced life. Anne is the author of the book, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives. Go to http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/landing/ and get 3 FREE gifts including a special report on 10 Power Tips for Getting Focused, Organized, and Achieving Your Goals Now. Join the FREE Silver Inner Circle Membership today and receive 10% off on all products and services, in addition to having access to assessments and resources to help you achieve your goals so you can experience a more balanced and successful life (http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/).

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