This ebook will cover the topic of facing fear so the first thing you need to know is what is classified a fear? The definition of the word ‘fear’ is: an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
It also means: To be afraid of something or someone
Fears come in all sizes and with varying depths of intensity. No two people are going to demonstrate the same type of fear to the same thing. This is one reason why facing your fears can be difficult. As quite often the first step is to acknowledge and admit that you have the fear in the first place.
Fear is a survival instinct and without it humans would have not survive life-threatening situations. Fear keeps us alive by alerting us to imminent dangers. When humans feared the right things, they survive and pass these traits on to the next generation.
Some fears are cooked into our genes. Have you ever been bitten by a snake, probably not, and yet you are fearful of snakes. Why don’t you walk down a dark alley at night? Your internal warning system anticipates danger. There may be something hiding in the shadows.
Throughout this ebook we will talk about various areas of fears and each section will finish with Exercises or Actionable Steps that you can use to help you face your fears.