Annihilate fear with an attitude of gratitude.
Ninety-nine percent of the things we fear never come to pass. So why waste all that energy worrying about things that will probably never happen. Mark Twain summed it up when he said. “I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”
Instead, destroy fear by adopting an attitude of gratitude. Rather than focusing on what you’re afraid of, focus on what you’re grateful for. Are you afraid to get on an airplane? Be grateful you have someplace to go. Are you afraid of getting bucked off your horse? Be grateful that you get to spend time outdoors with beautiful animals. Are you afraid of getting sick? Be grateful you’re not blind or crippled. Are you afraid of becoming blind or crippled? Be grateful that you have a sharp mind. Are you afraid you’re not smart enough? Be grateful you have a loving heart. Maybe you don’t like your job? Be grateful you have work so you can pay your bills (…and then go about finding your passion so you can do what you love and love what you do!).
As simply as I can put it, when you start to get overwhelmed by fear, remember these two little words: “Thank you”.