Do you have an upcoming job interview, presentation, or challenge coming soon in your life? What about a medical procedure that you are uneasy about? Are you afraid or wishing that you could just get it over with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I know exactly what you are going through.

I have fears just like everyone else. However, I approach them in a way that has helped me successfully conquer them. I am not saying that I have completely eliminated them; but my technique sure does help alleviate the anxiety and stress that I have added to my life.

Recently, I decided to have a physical with full blood work completed. Anybody who knows me, knows that I cannot stand needles or shots; so much that the thought of it had kept me out of a doctor’s office for years. I knew that I had to get the bloodwork completed so that I knew that I was healthy. One morning, I walked into that doctor’s office, and took several deep breaths, and tried my best to relax. I notified the phlebotomist that I was afraid and nervous. She told me to just have a seat. I did request to not see the needle and so I turned my head opposite of where the needle was. As she poked my arm, I began repeating positive affirmations, such as, I am strong, I got this, I can do this, etc. Before I knew it, it was over. I was so proud of myself; not only did I conquer that fear, I strengthened my confidence and I feel more confident to get my bloodwork done again in the future. It is a great feeling when you successfully completed the challenge.

How about your challenge? Would you like tips to help you successfully conquer your fear? Then check these out below:

  1. Identify your fear and answer these questions. Be specific about your fear. What is it that scares you? What is the worst that could happen?
  2. Change your language. Approach your fear with a positive, strong mindset. You got this! Begin speaking affirmations. The key is believing them. There is no use in wasting your time repeating a sentence that you do not believe in.
  3. Set a date and GO DO IT! I know it sounds scary, but setting a date and writing it down solidifies that you are getting ready to conquer this fear. Write it down on your calendar, set an alarm on your cell phone and do it. YOU GOT THIS!

After you have successfully completed this challenge, contact me and let me know how you did!

These 4 steps are simple, but for some people, they are not easy. If you need additional help to help you overcome the fear that is keeping you from achieving the success in your life or career that you deserve, contact me today at demetria@demetriagilkey.com and let me create your personal success plan so that you can blossom into you.