Want To Be Fearless? 23 Mindsets And Actions To Embrace

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Fear. You experience it everyday in small and large doses.

It’s the little demon that sits on your shoulder, holding you back from growth, success, fulfillment and happiness.

We love the idea of being fearless, but knowing how to have no fear when your body is about to explode with anxiety is another matter.

In our modern world, most fear is unfounded.

Sure, it’s normal to be afraid if you are being mugged or in some other situation that causes real or potential physical or psychological harm.

But we are generally safe from that kind of danger.

Our most common fears come from baseless things.

  • Events or situations that haven’t happened or may never happen.
  • Negative thinking patterns we’ve created and habituated.
  • False beliefs and reinforced mediocrity.
  • A child-like desire for comfort and safety.

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Strong, Independent Women Never Do These 21 Things

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Even if you don’t realize it, you have incredible strength and independence as a woman.

Although we still have a long way to go, women have more control today than ever before over their careers, bodies, finances, and lifestyles.

Women are capable of supporting themselves and their families and are breaking old stereotypes of traditional female roles.

Gender discrimination still exists, but 53% more independent women are participating in the workforce than fifty years ago, giving women a louder voice in society.

But how do these changes for women apply to you personally?

Maybe you pride yourself on your self-confidence and don’t need to rely on society or a partner for validation.

Perhaps you see your strength in developing healthy relationships with other people without resorting to co-dependent patterns.

You may feel empowered by joining a cause like the #MeToo Movement, increasing awareness about sexual harassment and assault.

With the power of social media, this movement reached 85 countries worldwide to bring women together with a common struggle that is faced, but often not talked about.

Today in politics and culture, more and more women are taking a stand and fighting back for the equal power that they deserve.

Do you feel like a strong, independent woman? What does it mean to be one?

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12 Of The Best Ways To Overcome Fear Of Being Alone

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If you’re like most people, you enjoy being by yourself sometimes, but you also have times when you crave time with your friends and family.

You may dread being alone in certain situations, like going out to dinner or attending a party where you don’t know anyone.

You want to have a friend with you to make it more comfortable.

This is normal, as a lot of us like to have someone with us in situations we aren’t familiar with or when we are doing something new.

But for some people, the discomfort of being alone is more than just an occasional feeling.

It is a debilitating condition that impacts the quality of their lives.

Autophobia, also known as monophobia, is defined as the fear of being by oneself or feeling lonely.

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How To Keep Going When Life Is Hard

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Why is life so hard?

Or why does it so often seem as though, no matter what we do or how much we accomplish, bad things keep happening to us and to the people we love?

When life is hard, what do you tell yourself? Do any of these phrases sound familiar?

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32 Of The Best Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles In Life

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Everyone would be able to achieve success if there were no obstacles standing in their way.

But the reality is that there is always some type of barrier standing between you and the things you want in life.

These barriers may be very simple to step over, but many are more complex and test your willingness to persist. This is certainly not always easy, but there is always a way.

Obstacles can manifest themselves in three ways.

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10 Sure-Fire Ways To Conquer The Fear Of Success

Fear of Success

When I was in elementary school, I played in a tetherball competition with the girls in my 5th-grade class.

After beating several other girls, I was paired with the most popular girl in the class. All of the kids were standing around us watching our match, and I was ahead for most of the game.

It was thrilling to be kicking the butt of the most popular girl, especially since I wasn’t much of an athlete.

But as the match went on, all of our classmates started cheering for my opponent. Every time she scored, there was wild enthusiasm. When I scored, there was silence.

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Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Believe In Yourself To Accomplish More

Overcoming Self-Doubt

A guest post by Sarah Peterson

Have you ever had a dream, desire, or idea that you wrote off because you didn’t believe that you could accomplish it?

I have.

This was my mantra of early 2014:

“Nobody knows who I am. I don’t have an Ivy League education. I’ve never done anything exceptional. Who would care what I have to say?”

I had been blogging and building businesses online for three years, and I had just noticed a trend in the types of questions I was being asked.

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