Mervyn Drury Casey, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear
Fear is a state of mind brought about by statements made to us by family or well meaning friends and teachers. One of these statements is “Don’t walk under a ladder, if you do something will fall on you”. Think about it, where ever you walk something could fall on you, especially if you are think negatively. There are many other examples of things we are told which are completely unfounded and cause fear.
I have found that the best way to overcome fear is to live in the now, be positive in my thoughts at all times. Use my carefully crafted self talk whenever a fear or negative thought creep surreptitiously into my mind driving out thoughts of riches and substituting the implanted thoughts of poverty.
I have not fully overcome my fear of talking to strangers, but have found that practice and with a positive attitude it is becoming easier and the fact that I receive a “No” is not confronting and an excuse to quit.
The fact that these days I take decisions quickly and stand by them is also driving away many of my other fears and leaving me with an attitude of not caring what other people think of me, my only concern being what I think and believe of myself. I am a stronger and more decisive person for it. I am no longer swayed by opinion basing all my decisions on facts and my own general and specialized knowledge cleaned from the Master Mind Groups of which I am part.
Canberra, ACT, Australia