10 Common Fears and Ways to Overcome Them ...


10 Common Fears and Ways to Overcome Them ...
10 Common Fears and Ways to Overcome Them ...

We all have our fears...deep, dark secrets that we'd rather not let anyone know. Maybe it would make it easier if you realized that some fears are actually quite common and are faced by a lot of us. Here are the 10 most common fears and tips on how to overcome them...

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Fear of Failure

Yes, I admit, this one has always been a problem for me. The only cure, as I have realized over the years is action. When you do something about a situation that you are afraid of failing in, you will see results. Granted, they may not always be the results you want but any result will make you feel better and just a little less like a failure.


Fear of Rejection

Who doesn’t have this fear? Sure, some will say “Oh, I don’t care.” However deep down, they do care. They dread rejection. We all have to face it in life, even if it is rejection of our ideas. With this one, accept that it is inevitable, just keep going and move on.


Oh my goodness, I remember in elementary school when I had to deliver a speech. I had a PHOBIA! Now, I find that some planning will help you out. Also, don’t allow yourself to worry about it, don’t sit there and think of how you will do standing in front of a group of people speaking. Think of those people as your friends. You talk to your friends, right? Then why not talk to them? Overthinking it will definitely cause you to goof up.


Fear of Criticism

Who doesn’t have this fear? In order to progress with this one, you will need to grow thicker skin. Realize that other individuals are entitled to their own opinion. Let their opinion go through one ear and out the other. What matters at the end of the day is what YOU think of yourself! The key is to be confident in yourself.


Fear of What Others Are Thinking

Yes, I was a victim of this one, now I realize that people will think what they think and there is no stopping this one. As I said, the only thing that matters is your thoughts. As long as your thoughts about yourself are good, then you should not worry.


Fear of Being Alone

Yes, I am joining the club on this one. Many out there have a fear of being alone. It can be a frightening experience. If you have this fear, joining a club, a voluntary organization or a class will help you out. Do something that involves other people. Also, don't be shy to go up to strangers and make conversation.


Fear of Collapsing Financially

In this day and age, I do understand this fear. Even banks are falling. As for my advice, focus on your own finances and don’t get hung up on what the media is saying. Yes, they are telling you that the economy is falling and that people are doing bad. Open your eyes, people have been doing bad for a very long time. However, there are still many out there that are doing good! So, don’t let the media get to you! I know many of you will argue this one out, but that’s my opinion…


Fear of an Illness

Again, I’m a victim of this one. Sometimes, illnesses cannot be prevented. I know, it’s frightening, but it’s the truth. However, there are some things, such as eating the right foods and exercising, that can help lower your chances of an illness.


Fear of Death

Okay, there is no overcoming death and you cannot get out of life alive. However, what you can do is enjoy your life,be a better person everyday and get those morbid thoughts of that inevitable destination out of your head. Don’t fear your family members and loved ones dying. Instead, spend time with them and every minute you are living, let them know how much you love them.


Fear of Being Overweight

Yes, this one can be a fear, especially amongst girls. In order to get over this fear, all you have to do is eat healthy and 21 Top Exercises to Lose Weight ... @Kati. Don’t fall prey to some of those diets or pills out there, because many of them do not work. And most importantly, learn to be happy with who you are. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be healthy but don't have impossible goals in your mind. Embrace yourself!

These may not tie in with the ideas you have of the top 10 fears and how to overcome them, but I have stepped out and given you my opinion. Yeah, many individuals actually have a fear of voicing their opinion! You may think the top ten fears involve fear of spiders, fear of frogs, fear of love and so on. We’re two different people, so of course, we think differently. So, with that in mind, tell me your top fears…

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Everything is applicable to me, except 5. It's interesting to read about them all in one post.

Failures define value of success to us!

Wow Melanie! All of these situations are applicable to me these days but thankfully I am not full of fear about them. Don't get me wrong I do get nervous time and again but I just steel myself shake it off and move forward. This year is going to be the best year ever! Even if it is starting out a bit rocky. There is nothing but sunshine ahead :)

I loved reading this post!! Thanks Mel for a wonderful truthful post!!

So true....all of these are excellent points to ponder...but not to worry about. Worrying does not solve anything, it only clouds up your thinking and decision making process. I agree that everything happens for a reason, and I overcome my fears with deep faith in God. I am sure there are people who do not believe in God, so they must find some other way to deal with their fears. The most useless fear of all, is fear of what someone else is thinking about you...you know what...how about letting them worry what YOU are thinking about THEM!!!! You can't change their thoughts, so why not be your own judge of yourself and care less what they think!

LOVE 10, 9 & 7... This post Rocks!!!

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