She had an impish desire to tell fear to take a flying leap off a tall bridge. So she did. – Queenisms™
You know what they say about fear? It’s false evidence appearing real. We fear failure and we fear success. We fear change and we fear staying the same. Wouldn’t it be wonderful just to tell those fearful voices in our heads to take a flying leap off a tall bridge? Let’s replace that fearful feeling we all have in just a couple of steps (repeated as often as necessary).
First, name the fear. The unknown is far more terrifying than a known fear. Then ask yourself “what’s the worst that can happen if this fear comes true?” Make a list. Write it down. Then ask yourself “what’s possible if I face this fear and act?” Allow yourself to imagine yourself having done this thing you fear. How do you feel? What is your life like? Write it down. Now make your choice based on careful, considered contemplation rather than irrational, unfounded fear. Then say, aloud, “Fear, take a flying leap.”
By the way, this takes practice. We still use this line of questioning to help us whenever fear comes to visit, and it works for us.