Saturday, August 16, 2014

Reduce Your Fears to the Ridiculous

Fear of the unknown can get in the way of your goals.  Let's put a label on fear to isolate it and reduce it.  How about the letter x?  Think back to your algebra days.  Your instructor taught you that if you can get the get all by itself, you have the answer.  Here goes:

Let X = Your fears

A sample day in your life looks like this...

xʰ + 10x -3 = a typical day.

Solution:  Trust your instincts.  Don't worry about how complicated the equation appears.  Just focus on getting the x all by itself.  What are you doing in your life that magnifies your fears?  Stop doing those things.  Get rid of anything that causes your answers to be negative.  Sometimes, those things may be people.  You need to stay away from them.

Once you have identified what fear looks like, confront it.  Fear sure does look small and unintimidating when it has nothing to hide behind, doesn't it?      Maybe even a little ridiculous?  Go ahead.  Laugh at it.  Watch it disappear into thin air.  Problem solved.  You didn't know you're a math genius.  Congratulations.  You earned an A+ in fear management.

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