So it’s 2017 a New Year, and of course like most, you’ve set your new year’s resolutions. Now how many will you stick to this year and will you actually see your resolutions through to the end of the year and beyond? And how many will fall victim to non-action because of one simple four lettered word . . . FEAR.

Fear gets to the best of us, whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even being fearful of fear itself. All of us have experienced crippling fear at some point in our lives and it can be a major hurdle that holds us back from being truly successful.

But don’t panic, there is a way to conquer these damaging thought patterns, and what better time to start than today!

Here are my top 10 fast acting tips for you to start defeating your fear the rest of this year:

1. SEPARATE REALITY FROM PERCEPTION

See the reality of the situation for what it is objectively. Be rational and get clear on the facts. Soul search and explore your perception of the situation at hand.

2. IDENTIFY THE TRIGGER

Pay attention and isolate the specific aspects of the situation that trigger your fearful thoughts. What’s the worst that could happen? Change the way you look at these triggers and you will immediately change the way you react.

3. KNOW WHERE FEAR LIVES IN YOUR BODY

Be in tune with where your fear lives in your body and feel the sensations as they happen. Use it as an indicator to tell you when something needs to be addressed. What you are aware, you have the power to change.

4. BECOME AN OBSERVER

When you observe something, you do it from a detached place. So if you become an observer of your feelings, then you’re not in it and reacting instinctively.

5. LISTEN TO YOUR INNER TALK

Monitor your inner conversations. When you hear negative self-talk, stop and immediately change the dialogue to positive talk. Keep repeating it until you drown out the negativity.

6. CREATE A NEW ASSOCIATION

When you feel fear, conjure up a picture of something or someone you love. Keep repeating this and soon your brain will associate your fear trigger with something much more pleasurable.

7. CONSIDER THE WORST

Imagine the worst that can happen and come up with strategies that avoid or lessen the likelihood of it happening. What can you put in place to ensure that the worst-case scenario never happens?

8. LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL
Perception is a very powerful thing. And how you feel about your situation dictates how you respond. So think positively and you’ll give yourself a much better chance of success.

9. LEARN HOW TO CREATE SPACE

Because fear happens in the emotional part of the brain, it’s natural to just react instinctively. So when fear rises, break the cycle by stopping, creating space and breathing. This will give you time to calm down and allow your rational brain time to catch up.

10: MAKE IT SAFE

When you feel safe, there is no need for worry. One of the best ways to overcome fear is to create the safest environment possible. And that’s why it’s important to practice, practice and practice again.

Finally don’t let fear hold you back from reaching your goals and highest potential in 2016 and beyond. If you’d like some extra support and inspiration to stay motivated and on track, be sure to pick up the Brain Boost X Blueprint Formula and start beating the crap out of your self-doubt! Remember, it’s your life and your choice, so live your life to the fullest!