Posted by: Cathy | June 19, 2013

Fears are not Facts

Sonia Choquette likes to remind us that “Fears are not Facts.”

Fears come from anticipating an outcome. When you start to feel afraid, try grounding yourself with facts.

Coach Blog 061913 “I’m afraid my speech will be a failure.”
What are the facts?
Did you write it carefully and practice your speech? Do you know your audience? Are you speaking from your heart?

“I’m afraid I won’t be able to afford a trip to my family reunion in August.”
What are the facts?
Do you know what the trip will cost? Do you have a budget? Do you stick to your budget? Can you do some part-time work over the summer for a little extra income?

Break your fears into the facts and you will have ammunition to combat your fears.

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Responses

  1. As you suggested, I’ve been keeping a journal of my daily fears that have not come true. At this point, I’m still afraid of everything in the world, but I have noticed that I’m basically scared of the same three things. Thinking about it, it seems pretty obvious, but I never realized it until I started keeping track of them.

    • I’m glad that’s working for you! Keep me posted 🙂


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