Facing Just One Fear

Facing our fears means that we have to first admit to them. Is there one thing you wish you could conquer, not dread, not fear – that you have control over altering?

I've read that the top three fears of women are:

1) loosing a child
2) divorce
3) breast cancer

While we don't always have control over the things that cause our fears, sometimes there are ways to deal or live with them. The fear of public speaking is high on the list for many people, but can be either avoided or managed with practice. So, for the things we do fear – how do we work through them and come out stronger on the other end?

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  1. i fear getting into a car accident. last night i listed things i could do that would turn me into a more confident driver. great timing with this post!

  2. i fear getting into a car accident. last night i listed things i could do that would turn me into a more confident driver. great timing with this post!

  3. i've experienced #divorce. it was never a fear of mine, but once it happened (i was the unwilling spouse), i was totally thrown off my feet! being a woman who thought she was fearless and in control, my divorce was the hardest thing i ever experienced…but in the end, i grew from it and landed on my feet stronger and more confident. if it wasn't for my divorce, i would not be the person i am now.

  4. A few years ago I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to continue in my job, which involves helping others, due to a bundle of autoimmune diseases. Since then, I have become stronger, wiser, and learned about empathy, not just connecting. I have learned to say no: Not now. Not anymore. Later. And I realized I can still help others even though, or maybe precisely because I run out of steam long before the end of the day. I have only now truly learned to accept weaknesses in others. And in a strange way, I am happier now than six years ago.

  5. A few years ago I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to continue in my job, which involves helping others, due to a bundle of autoimmune diseases. Since then, I have become stronger, wiser, and learned about empathy, not just connecting. I have learned to say no: Not now. Not anymore. Later. And I realized I can still help others even though, or maybe precisely because I run out of steam long before the end of the day. I have only now truly learned to accept weaknesses in others. And in a strange way, I am happier now than six years ago.

  6. I'm glad to see there is 'life' after surviving fear…. and getting stronger on the other side.

  7. I'm glad to see there is 'life' after surviving fear…. and getting stronger on the other side.

  8. Fear is always about the »what ifs«. If you are finally there, you will almost always find a way of saying »So, and what now?«

  9. Fear is always about the »what ifs«. If you are finally there, you will almost always find a way of saying »So, and what now?«

  10. I can't agree with you more Anke Troder! The fear of regret pushes me to go through things that are uncomfortable and those tiny accomplishments slowly add up keeping regrets at a minimal :)

  11. I can't agree with you more Anke Troder! The fear of regret pushes me to go through things that are uncomfortable and those tiny accomplishments slowly add up keeping regrets at a minimal :)

  12. +Anke Tröder yes indeed!

    there is life and death. and then there is living and dying.

    i would say my 2 biggest fears are:
    1) dying
    - i'm not afraid of the thought/idea of death, but slowly dying (from an illness that leaves me immobile) and not being able to 'live' each day (walking, riding my bike, visiting friends, etc) scares the crap out of me!

    2) being locked up (as in going to jail)
    - pretty much the same this as #1. my freedom is my life and i cherish it like my child.

  13. Not being good enough is my fear. Not being able to measure up to my own expectations or what I think others expect of me.

  14. Not being good enough is my fear. Not being able to measure up to my own expectations or what I think others expect of me.

  15. Always getting sad is my one fear. and can't listen when someone is blaming to me.. it's enough if someone said little thing roughly. Then my whole things turn upside down. When I'm studying for a exam and if something happen like that, I quit the studies and all.

  16. Always getting sad is my one fear. and can't listen when someone is blaming to me.. it's enough if someone said little thing roughly. Then my whole things turn upside down. When I'm studying for a exam and if something happen like that, I quit the studies and all.

  17. I guess as an add-on to divorce, I'm most afraid of just being alone.  I spend more time solo than in the company of other people, but I have someone to come home to and loosing that scares the hell out of me.

  18. I guess as an add-on to divorce, I'm most afraid of just being alone.  I spend more time solo than in the company of other people, but I have someone to come home to and loosing that scares the hell out of me.

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