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Letting go of Fear – a five step program February 21, 2009

Posted by Fritz in Humor.
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What’s the worst thing that could possibly happen? snake bite? failure? being publicly humiliated? IRS audit? dieing?

Name a fear and someone is paralyzed by it.  Fear is an emotion.  It can be healthy, especially in certain situations but it can also be unhealthy in many more situations.  Now, I’m not a psychologist but I could be if they’d let me be on TV or stay at a Holiday Inn Express.  So I will dispense with my doctoral thesis on fear.

da brain

da brain

The older we get the more learned fear responses we develop. Environmental experiences establish a long list of fears.  I would go so far as to say the smarter you are the more fears you have…up to a point.  It’s not until you get real smart that you realize most fears are completely overblown.

The trick is to manage the fear at every stage of your life so it doesn’t dominate your existence.  Of course that bit of advice could cost you $225/ hour. (we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express) but because I’m feeling like I need to give back…it’s my gift to you.

So how do you laugh in the face of a paralyzing fear, a fear that consumes your very essence, that blinds you to seeking your goals and retards your ability to grow?  Well, (remember it’s $225/ hour) everyone’s situation is different, but the method for vanquishing those fears is the same.

#1. First, ask yourself, “will I still be alive if I __________?”  If the answer is ‘yes’, go on to #2.  If the answer is ‘no’, swipe that credit card one last time please.

#2. Ask, “If I _________________ , what’s the worst thing that could possibly happen”?

#3. If the worst thing that could possibly happen  doesn’t involve the loss of; limbs,  sight, libido, cognitive thought, the gag reflex or love of disco…you’re almost cured.

#4. If you dream a hellish nightmare about __________________ each night, do what deranged artists have done for centuries…don’t sleep.

#5. Finally, If you find #4 to be too difficult to follow make that choice between sight or libido and start living your life again!

Fear is all in your head people…remember, no brain…no headache.

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