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Reducing Fear and Replacing It With Confidence

Reducing Fear and Replacing it With Confidence

Reducing Fear and Replacing it With Confidence

Fear can be a debilitating emotion that holds many people back from reaching their full potential. It can manifest in different forms such as anxiety, worry, and self-doubt, causing negative effects on one's mental and physical health. However, it is possible to reduce fear and replace it with confidence. Here are ten steps to help you achieve this transformation:

1. Monitor Your Thoughts

Emotions are a product of earlier thinking, so it's crucial to be aware of the content of your mind. Train yourself to control your thoughts and focus on positive thinking to manage your emotions effectively.

2. Think about Possible Good Futures

Positivity is about consciously and purposely thinking about a better future. Direct your mind and conversation towards visions of a better future and focus on positive emotions like hope, enthusiasm, confidence, motivation, and optimism.

Avoid thinking about bad past events and possible bad futures.

3. Stop overdosing on Negative Thoughts

Stop yourself from thinking about how the future may be worse than the present and how the past was painful. These thoughts only trigger negative emotions like worry, upset, and fear.

4. Focus on Today and Better Futures

Positive thinking is about focusing on today and visions of a better future instead of reliving the past. Focus your mind away from negative past experiences and towards a better future.

5. Set Valuable and Worthwhile Goals

Setting SMART goals is a great way to focus on a better future. Write detailed and specific plans to achieve your goals and keep your mind on positive thinking.

6. Maintain Good Physical Health

A healthy mind and body go hand in hand. Improve your nutrition, exercise, and sleep habits to maintain vibrant health and a positive mind set.

7. Try to Inspire Others

A great way to lift your spirits is by inspiring others to feel more optimistic about the future. Ask others about their goals and plans and spend time helping them to think positively.

8. Become More Self-Aware

Positive thinking is about self-awareness and controlling your thoughts. Spend the greatest proportion of time thinking about your plans for a better future and consciously influence the content of your mind.

9. Consciously Decide to Balance Your Thoughts According to Specific Ratios

The optimum balance of positive and negative thinking is subjective, but aim for about 60% positive thoughts about the present and future, 15% negative thoughts about the future, 10% negative thoughts about the past, and 15% positive thoughts about the past.

10. Take Deliberate Control

Take control of your thoughts and direct them towards today and a better future. Practice thinking about thinking. Purposefully and deliberately replace fear thoughts with future good thoughts and thoughts about your goals.

FREE Webinar: Reduce Fear and Replace it With Confidence

In conclusion, reducing fear and replacing it with confidence is a journey that requires effort and discipline. Practice positive thinking regularly, monitor your thoughts, focus on today and better futures, set worthwhile goals, maintain good health, inspire others, and take control of your mind. You'll soon see a transformation in your state of mind as fear is replaced by confidence and positive emotions.

You are invited to our free live webinar on Friday 28 April 2023 at 9.30am, when we will discuss this topic and offer you some valuable guidelines as to how you can reduce fear and replace it with confidence.

About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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