Being on the other side of these experiences we know that not only were our fears worth facing, but there are rewards we’ll reap too! The thrill of the jump, new friends, laughter, late night discussions, new favorites, nights out, etc. On the other side of many of the things we’re scared of are things that will make our lives more enjoyable and fulfilling.
So how do you actually push through it? I don’t think there’s any one simple way. It comes down to understanding what you need, which means understanding how you work.
Ask yourself: What do I need to do in order to feel more confident?
Confidence usually comes from a place of being educated and having experience with the subject which means you’ll have to practice where you can.
This confidence is going to make you feel more prepared going in to face the worst case scenario instead of blindly meeting a situation you’ve never faced nor thought of before.
This is applicable in every area of your life! Afraid of sharing your life with someone? Of falling in love? Read success stories, talk over your fears with a therapist, research communication techniques ahead of time so you feel equipped to the best of your ability. Afraid of moving across the country? Of leaving your family? Understand the pros and cons of where you want to go, how this move could align with the person you want to become, and make a list of the things that are intimidating while creating a game plan of how you’d face each.