Throughout our lives, we experience different kinds of fear. I know teachers who are reluctant to move to another grade level, teach a different subject or worse, transfer to another school because of fear of the unknown. Fear often prevents us from achieving our goals, but from personal experience, I know that fear does not have to be crippling.
My biggest fear has always been the fear of failure. So, I try my best, constantly raise my own bar in order to achieve the desired goals.
To be gripped with fear is scary; palms sweating, heart racing and loads of negative thoughts consuming the mind. However, a fierce determination to succeed for yourself and others will minimize the crippling effects of fear and recognize that fear has benefits.
- Fear is a survival instinct so in times of fear, most people tend to stay focus on the goal.
- When we are aware of an impending fearful situation, like getting ready for an evaluation from a supervisor, meeting an influential person or getting ready for a job interview planning is the key.
- Whenever I am facing a fearful situation I will sometimes ask for help. Many professionals are
afraid to get help for fear of appearing unknowledgeable.
- Fear helps us to analyze a situation to make informed decisions.
- Fear has a way of forcing us to achieve.
So, manage your fears, step high into the unknown; the world awaits your brilliance. In my new book, a chapter is dedicated to believing in oneself. In 7 Insider Secrets: Transform Your Low-Performing Elementary School and Score an A in Record Time we taught students how to overcome their fear of the standardized test and be victorious.