TopicStarter Posted August 16, 2021 Share Posted August 16, 2021 Sometimes fear is harmless and quite useful, too. For instance, when you notice someone following you in a dark alley, it’s the sense of fear that triggers fast action which can actually save lives. However, when we start fearing our future, our choices, or something that may never happen- that’s when it causes hesitation. More often than not, the feeling of hesitation lingers for longer than necessary, which further escalates to anxiety, demotivation, stress, and so on. Thus, it is important to curb hesitation if you want to achieve your goals. Here are some ways that can help: #1. Accept Your Emotions: The only way to get over hesitation is by acknowledging it in the first place. It’s okay to be shy, uncertain, doubtful- it’s only human! I recommend writing down your thoughts, no matter how dark they are. Writing down your fears is the first step to facing them and, eventually, conquering them. Start by writing about what’s on your mind and how it’s causing hesitation. Mostly, hesitation is the fear of the outcome. So, ask yourself, “What is the worst that can happen?” and, “How will it affect me?” Once you recognize the exact cause of fear, only then will you be able to find effective solutions to tackle it. #2. Set Your Goals: Writing down your goals and ways to achieve them will help visualize your future plans better. Now, life doesn’t always go according to plan. However, having some control and idea about the future helps let go of the hesitation that’s stopping you from getting that promotion! But remember to keep your goals realistic. You can’t give yourself a year to be listed under Forbes’ “30 under 30,” but you can very well start your own business or bag a scholarship. So, be specific and practical. #3. Take It Easy: In a world where everyone is out there hustling, it’s easy to compare yourself with others and feel self-conscious. But, I’ll tell you a secret- nobody cares! Well, not as much as you do. Messed up a speech in front of your class? Missed a beat while dancing on stage? Everyone is going to forget about it in five minutes. So, the next time you feel nervous about what the future holds, take a deep breath, play some music, or go for a walk. In fact, physical activities are proven to be great stress-busters. What are some methods you use to overcome hesitation? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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