By Sheldon Harris
It's possible that you'll have to confront your deepest anxieties at some point. Maybe you can put a name to your apprehensions, or perhaps they take the form of situations you'd rather avoid. You can and will get through this, whatever it is. Those words of Sheldon Harris's ring true for you.
If you let negative thoughts about yourself or others play over and over in your head, you may start to believe that these things have power over you. While it's true that you may be constrained by the circumstances in which you're currently operating or by other factors beyond your control, this does not mean that you should give up hope. But your capacity to imagine, plot, and hope for the best in the future is boundless.
Here's something crucial to remember: You are always free. To an extent, you are at the mercy of external circumstances and the acts of people who may seek to dominate you, but ultimately, you are in charge of your own life and its outcomes because of your own thoughts. Nothing is more liberating than imagining and plotting out a new life, especially in the midst of the darkest of times.
Those who have experienced anxiety, whether genuine or imagined, may find this article helpful. With years of experience in the fields of career coaching, training, and education, I feel qualified to provide some advice. These are approaches I have also found beneficial in my profession, whenever I wanted to be strong of mind.
You Can't Be Forced to Think One Way
Any and all aspects of your personal and professional life, as well as your physical well-being, are within your reach. It has the potential to consume your life to the point where you feel powerless to stop it. This is not the time to be defeated, not by present circumstances that may not be the most desirable, a person who may not hold your best interests in heart, or anything else you may find that seems to have taken control of your life. This is a mantra I recommend to anyone who feels like they have lost control of their life. Now is the moment to dust yourself up and recall that mental independence is yours. Your thoughts are completely under your control.
When you take a moment to let this mantra sink in, you'll see how liberating it is and how much confidence it provides you to confront your concerns full on. If you give in to another person's persistently negative influence or if you allow yourself to be dominated by their superior ideas and arguments, then they have achieved mental control over you. Regaining command of a situation can start with as little as closing your eyes, visualizing yourself somewhere else, and imagining a different outcome. When it comes to your personal and professional life, you are not obligated to adopt any concept that you find disagreeable or that makes you feel bad about yourself.
To Confront Your Worst Fear
In situations where you must confront an adversary head-on, whether that adversary be a person, a challenge, a fear, or a mental barrier, keep in mind that your survival depends on your thoughts at that particular moment. Trusting the best version of yourself is the surest path to success. I have established a collection of methods, tried and tested over the years, that may help you achieve your objective.
Keep Your Eyes on the Bright Side: Fear is something that may rapidly take over your thoughts if you let it. Maybe it all starts with a single unflattering remark someone made about you, and before you know it, you're living in constant terror of that assessment coming true. You may start to anticipate the worst case scenario if you don't pay attention to your thoughts and mental processes. If you're in this predicament, the greatest thing you can do is to plan for the worst, but make the most of the best possible position right now.
You could have hundreds of thoughts in a day, therefore it's important to evaluate your beliefs. What's crucial to understand is this: You are the sum of what you are thinking about at this moment, which means you are the sum of what you believe about yourself. For example, if you are thinking bad thoughts about yourself, you are going to begin to form unfavorable ideas about yourself. As well as the opposite being true. In other words, you may teach yourself to think positively about yourself, which will lead to more positive beliefs.
In order to overcome your deepest concerns, you must be willing to rise above your current circumstances, no matter how difficult they may be in reality or perception. Not that you should deny your presence, but rather, cultivate an outlook that safeguards your mental and physical wellbeing. You can succeed in your work, for instance, despite the fact that your management doesn't care about you, your team is dysfunctional, and your distant isolation is being actively encouraged. Maintain your integrity at all times, and your inner power will radiate from you.
The power you have within you comes from a basic premise: you may refuse to yield into doubts about your ability to endure, no matter how terrible the conditions around you may seem. You can trust this truth about yourself: You will choose to not let fear control your life and you will not allow yourself to be bullied or defeated. You are strong and resilient no matter what challenges you face.
You Have The Capacity To Overcome Fear.
What each day will bring is a mystery. There could be further difficulties ahead, issues to resolve, and concerns to face. You have the power to choose how you react to anything life throws at you. You can overcome your fears if you keep your mind in check and prepare for the day ahead. To accomplish this, you must ignore any and all negative ideas, feelings, and sensations, no matter how compelling they may seem. Your positive outlook will keep you going if you know you'll come out on top because of who you are and the principles you uphold. Taking the first step in reclaiming your life is facing your anxieties head-on, no matter how much power they seem to have over you. Here is where you learn what inner resources you can count on: strength and resolve. Ultimately, it's up to you to make the choice to believe in your mental independence and to stick to that belief. When that time comes, you will be able to overcome your fears.