Your dreams are just on the other side of the fence. But why are you stuck? Why don’t you just get up and climb over the fence and then, voila! You’re now living a life of your dreams. That simple. But not everyone finds it easy. That fence is not easy to climb. And most of the time, you don’t realize that the fence is you. To overcome yourself, follow these steps that I, Ike Madu, have learned throughout my career:
Identify What Scares You
So what are you afraid of? A lot of things, perhaps? It could be a fear of getting off your comfort zone or taking risks, or it could be a fear of losing something or giving up something you are used to. Or maybe you are afraid that the prize you’d get wouldn’t be as valuable as the things that you needed to give up to get them.
Feel The Fear
You must accept that you are afraid to make that big leap to reach for your dreams. Face that reality. Embrace that fear.
Just Do It
While it is scary to make a move and it is always tempting to stay where you are, I, Ike Madu, suggest doing the best way to overcome fear – that is, going through it. If you are afraid of heights, go and get on that elevator that will take you to the building’s top floor. If you fear the sea, then go dive.
Once you start doing what you are afraid of, the fear will slowly subside. You will eventually feel great about yourself as you continue doing it. Frustrations may get in the way but if you’d keep going, a sense of achievement will eventually take place. Once you have overcome that fear, it will bother you less, or never again.