Overcome Your Fear

The dictionary defines fear as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.  What fears do you have and how are they impacting your life?  Fear can be devastating to your mindset and lead you down a mental path so different than who you are.

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I had all but decided to let it runs its course; my fear took over.  I was going to be of those men that dies every 19 minutes from prostate cancer.

The key to overcoming fear is to acknowledge it, but not focus on it.  Ignoring it won’t make it go away, but you don’t want to be paralyzed by it.  Learning to deal with fear is all about putting your negative thoughts into perspective.  We tend to focus too much on the negative, so by looking at all the options, I realized that I could respond differently to my concerns.

Instead of thinking of something bad can happen, think of a positive outcome.  A positive outcome for me was beating cancer.

Fear is designed to protect us from danger, yet when it is unfounded it can lead to serious health consequences.

Whatever your fear is, look at it and see if it’s a fear that is protecting you or destroying you.

About the blogger @TomHulsey

After Tom beat cancer and achieved his post-surgery goals, he turned his focus to education and advocacy.  He is a Board Member at ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer,  volunteers at the Baylor Scott & White Cancer Health & Wellness Center, and a Reviewer for the DoD’s (Department of Defense) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.   He is the author of the soon-to-be  released book, THE WINNING MINDSET THAT SAVED MY LIFE. Net proceeds from book sales will be donated to cancer research.

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