Category Archives for "Overcoming fear"

How To Stop Catastrophizing And Assuming The Worst

“The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.” — Leon Brown My earliest memories of my life seem to have one commonality — I’m either experiencing acute anxiety or catastrophizing. Once, on a holiday, I was left with […]


Fear of Rejection? 8 Surprisingly Effective Remedies

The fear of rejection is one of the most basic parts of being human. We all need to feel that we are a part of something larger and  valued for who we are. Our need for belonging is so strong that we all feel intense pain when we are excluded. In fact, we cannot survive without one another. […]


10 Sure-Fire Ways To Conquer The 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 […]


Fear Of Failure: 7 Ways To Get Unstuck And Take Action

Ask yourself: what is standing in the way of finding your passion, reaching your goals, and living your dream? Maybe your immediate answer is money, time, confusion, lack of skills, or low motivation. But if you’re really honest with yourself, it all boils down to fear. Fear of failure. Fear of loss. Fear of rejection. […]


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

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 […]


How Not To Care What People Think

I sat in my office crying my eyes out. I’d just received a letter from the assistant to the editor of a local Atlanta publication I’d pitched for a story about one of my clients. It wasn’t really a letter. It was a copy of my pitch with comments and edits written all over it. […]


Fear Of Failure: 4 Steps To Tame It And Use It For Success

A guest post by James Johnson Failure. After spiders and heights, it’s the most common fear in the world. It’s big, it’s scary, and it’s the elephant in the room with all of your new ventures and life challenges. Truth be told? You’re not alone. Nobody enjoys failure. It’s a painful experience we resist with […]


Your Strengths and Weaknesses: Where Should You Focus?

One of the main reasons we have a hard time creating the happy, passionate life we desire is because we are so highly-focused on our weaknesses and how we’ve screwed up in the past. Failing, doing something poorly, being chastised for messing up, seeing others perform far better than we have — all of these […]


Find Your Passion With Something You Hate

There’s something I used to hate that I now feel passionate about. I thought I would never even tolerate this something, much less feel passionate about it. Although I knew it would be good for me, and even though I tried to like it more times than I can count, I simply hated it. I […]


A Little 3-Step Guide To Overcoming Fear

“Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” ~Michael Pritchard For too much of my life, fear held me back. Fear of abandonment. Fear of looking bad. Fear of taking risks. Fear that I might get hurt. Fear that things would turn out badly. Fear that people would see (and dislike) the “real” me. […]


Fear Free

“Jump and a net will appear.” ~Sally Hogshead Are you afraid of something? If you are, you probably aren’t — afraid of something. Whatever you are afraid of probably doesn’t exist. I could end this post now, and it would be life changing if you embrace the truth that the something doesn’t exist. More than […]