Fear is quite intangible, but sometimes you have to treat that thing. Ignoring it does not work for me. In fact, I think by not acknowledging it (like any a typical human being desperate for attention) sometimes it feels like it has to do more to make itself valid. So I interrogate the crap out of it.
As crazy as it sounds, I have an internal conversation with my fear.
I can’t do that.
Well, I don’t know how to do it.
Is there a way to learn how to do it?
I don’t know.
Have you Googled it?
I don’t care.
Is there someone you can ask? Somebody’s done this (and everything else) before.
What if I fail?
What if you fail?
Well, people will make fun of me.
Who? That person you don’t even like? Or someone not a priority in your life.
Yep, she/he can’t wait to see me fail.
Did they say that? Will your Mama or God make fun of you?
Probably not, but I’ll still feel like a loser.
Have you ever felt like a loser before?
So, you know how to get over that?
No, you went from feeling like a loser, to being okay and moving on with your life, right?
Do you acknowledge or ignore fear?