07 — Overcoming Specific Fears

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Angie still swims today!

I still love swimming and diving, especially with my kids and grandkids 🙂

  • What huge fear has you paralyzed? Admit fear exists and embrace the fear rather than running from it.
  • Most of the time, building it up in your mind is harder than facing the fear itself.
  • What positive outcome do you want more than staying afraid?
  • What negative outcome is worse than dealing with the fear?
  • Diving into embrace the fear is often the easiest way through it.
  • The words in your head matter when facing fears.
  • Thinking poorly of someone trying to help you get through the fear creates a block to overcoming the fear as well as breaks relationship.
  • Anger at someone trying to help you through the fear is debilitating and deflects the responsibility for action.
  • Take deep breaths.
  • Count (especially if it’s just a matter of starting the action).
  • It helps manage your fear, the rush of adrenaline, and reminds you Someone bigger is in control.
  • Take it one thing at a time.
  • Start with the most familiar to help you begin.
  • If it stung, don’t quit. Think about the little things you can tweak to try again.

Who can you help with what you learned from the fearful experience?

Arcing back dive into an underwater circle (used in synchronized swimming).

Arcing back dive into an underwater circle (used in synchronized swimming).

Did you miss the other episodes in this series on Courage?

Episode 05 Facing our fears part 1 with Elizabeth Diane Wells

Episode 05.5 Bonus episode, what changed Elizabeth’s life?

Episode 06 Facing our fears part 2 with Elizabeth Diane Wells