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Title: Overcoming Fear
Post by: ayasha.hamid12 on December 01, 2014, 05:21:08 PM
Mark Twain said:
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."

Whatever it happens to be, overcoming a fear can be challenging, but when conquered, very liberating. Fear is an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger and is usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight. It can be real, or imagined. It is certainly not always a bad thing. When fear serves as a warning signal for impending danger or a life-threatening situation, it is necessary and life preserving. If we didn't feel it in certain situations we wouldn't react appropriately and we'd put ourselves at great risk. If a fear is imagined or irrational, it can be paralyzing and hold us back from living life fully and productively. Many imagined fears, such as fear of rejection, looking foolish, or of failure are the types of fears we must learn to manage and overcome. If we let them control our lives, we would never venture forth or strive to become all that we can be. There are, of course, some fears that our having them, or not, doesn't affect our lives. For example, if someone has a fear of public speaking, yet has no need, intention, or desire to speak publicly; trying to conquer the fear is of no consequence.  There is really no motivation, or need, to work on conquering it. If, on the other hand, the fear of public speaking will hold one back from progressing in their career, or getting ahead in any way, then it's time to work on getting rid of it.

Strategies for Overcoming Fear

   1.  Acknowledge the fear: Whether it's imagined or real, the first step in overcoming fear is to admit that it exists. We all have fears; it's human nature. Denying or ignoring them doesn't make them go away.

   2.  Analyze it: Where does it come from? Is it real or imagined? Can it be put in a different context? For instance if you think it through to its logical conclusion, what's the worst that can happen to you? Once you've determined what that might be, ask yourself if you can deal with, or overcome it. More often than not, once you go through the process of analyzing it, the fear isn't as scary as you originally imagined.

   3. Face it: Allow yourself to feel it, and then do it anyway. Act in spite of your fear and treat is as a challenge for personal growth and an opportunity to become stronger.

   4. Be persistent: Do the thing you fear over and over again. By doing it repeatedly it loses its power over you and you become less vulnerable to it.

   5. Develop courage: Sometimes the answer may not be to conquer a particular fear; it may be to develop courage. If you focus too much on any one fear instead of trying to build courage, you may in fact, intensify it. By developing courage you build self-confidence and resilience. You also build a healthy approach towards facing all fear.
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Post by: diljeb on December 02, 2014, 01:55:13 PM
I like your post very much.
Thank you madam.
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Post by: asitrony on June 26, 2015, 06:04:51 PM
Should disburse to all!!!
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Post by: Md. Al-Amin on August 09, 2015, 09:39:42 AM
Courage is important to overcome fear......
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Post by: nadimhaider on August 18, 2015, 05:45:47 PM
and do not be afraid
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Post by: Md. Jakaria on September 14, 2015, 04:51:14 PM
Very important information for all.
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Post by: Nazmul Hasan on September 19, 2015, 10:12:48 AM
We must conquer 'fear of rejection, looking foolish, or of failure', that's very true, but sometimes environment is an important factor.
Whenever one tries to build up courage, surroundings demotivate that person in a way that he/she can never overcome it.
So, we should be(must be) self motivated in a way that wouldn't be wither away. 
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Post by: Shekh Moniruzzaman on October 18, 2015, 09:55:06 AM
We must need to courage to overcome fear, speaking in front of audience need to self-development and motivation. we can build courage by increasing self confidence. Thank you for sharing. 
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Post by: Antara11 on November 21, 2015, 07:29:15 PM
Need to be confident as well.
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Post by: silmi on November 23, 2015, 01:01:51 PM
Thanks for sharing.. Very informative
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Post by: sajib on December 22, 2015, 11:41:00 AM
It's important to realize that in everything we do, there's always a chance that we'll fail. Facing that chance, and embracing it, is not only courageous – it also gives us a fuller, more rewarding life.

However, here are a few ways to reduce the fear of failing:

    Analyze all potential outcomes – Many people experience fear of failure because they fear the unknown. Remove that fear by considering all of the potential outcomes of your decision. Our article Decision Trees [Add to My Personal Learning Plan] will teach you how to map possible outcomes visually.
    Learn to think more positively – Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful way to build self-confidence and neutralize self-sabotage. Our article Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking, and Positive Thinking [Add to My Personal Learning Plan] is a comprehensive resource for learning how to change your thoughts.
    Look at the worse-case scenario – In some cases, the worst case scenario may be genuinely disastrous, and it may be perfectly rational to fear failure. In other cases, however, this worst case may actually not be that bad, and recognizing this can help.
    Have a contingency plan [Add to My Personal Learning Plan] – If you're afraid of failing at something, having a "Plan B" in place can help you feel more confident about moving forward.
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Post by: Sarjana Ahter on April 02, 2017, 12:22:36 PM
Thanks for sharing
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Post by: azizur.bba on April 21, 2017, 09:21:19 PM
thanks and Keep sharing
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Post by: tasnim.ete on May 10, 2018, 01:50:54 PM
Excellent writing.
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Post by: zahid.eng on October 06, 2018, 02:04:00 PM
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Post by: zahid.eng on October 06, 2018, 02:04:39 PM
Thank you.
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Post by: Al Mahmud Rumman on October 07, 2018, 03:14:11 PM
Thanks and Keep sharing