Facing the Biggest Fears

Lately I have been thinking a lot about fear.  Fear for your safety.  Fear of public speaking.  Fear of failure.  Fear of success. Fear is a very personal and often irrational emotion.  Isn’t it?

I will admit to you know that I am terribly afraid of deer.  Yes, deer.  They are just so sly and so stupid.  You never know when one will jump out in front of your moving vehicle.  So deer have become my biggest fear, or one of them.  My husband (who may not be too thrilled that I am sharing this information) has a fear of clowns.  It makes no sense to me whatsoever but he has apparently seen one too many clowns in his day.

There are several ways to conquer your biggest fear.  Some experts recommend visualization techniques.  Others recommend just feeling the fear and tackling it head on.  Like this guy….

I love that!

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  1. pretty funny! he’s taking it head on though!!
    yes, deer are so unpredictable!

  2. My biggest fear? Being vulnerable. Sigh. God has brought me a long way over the last few years, but I know I have a long way to go. Thanks for sharing this! Be blessed!

  3. My biggest fear is never being good enough. Not a good enough mom. Wife. Accountant. *sigh*

    Thanks for inviting me over!

    • Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says:

      Oh, we can work with that fear. You are definitely good enough just by the nature of worrying about it. Have you read Good Enough is the New Perfect? Do you visit goodenoughmother.com? (The two are unrelated, btw.) You are enough!

  4. I think it’s important to examine the reasons behind our fears – they can be very revealing – and often, there are good reasons for our fears! Once we know the reasons behind them, it is much easier to begin working through them. Also, not all fears are irrational or unhealthy – fear can be a good and appropriate thing in the right situation. It’s only when fear keeps us from doing things we want to be doing or should be doing that it becomes an issue.

    • Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says:

      That is such a great point. Our fears are not always irrational to the person who as the fear. Often they come from an experience or basis for growth.

  5. Oh my gosh, that video is absolutely priceless. :) It is hilarious, but also very inspiring.

    I’d say my biggest fear is public speaking. I would really like to kick this fear to the curb, and have been considering joining my local Toastmasters group. Its such an irrational fear and watching my 10 year old get up on stage with zero fear has made me motivated to start taking some action toward curing my fear.

    Thanks for touching on an important topic in such a fun way! :)

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